Download e-book for kindle: 2 Maccabees (Commentaries on Early Jewish Literature) by Daniel R. Schwartz

By Daniel R. Schwartz

ISBN-10: 3110191180

ISBN-13: 9783110191189

2 Maccabees is a Jewish paintings composed in the course of the 2d century BCE and preserved via the Church. Written in Hellenistic Greek and instructed from a Jewish-Hellenistic standpoint, 2 Maccabees narrates and translates the ups and downs of occasions that happened in Jerusalem sooner than and through the Maccabean rebel: institutionalized Hellenization and the basis of Jerusalem as a polis; the persecution of Jews by means of Antiochus Epiphanes, observed by way of well-known martyrdoms; and the uprising opposed to Seleucid rule through Judas Maccabaeus. 2 Maccabees is a massive resource either for the occasions it describes and for the values and pursuits of the Judaism of the Hellenistic diaspora that it displays - that are frequently rather varied from these represented by way of its competitor, 1 Maccabees.

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