Category Archives: First Book of Maccabees

The Apocrypha’s “The First Book of Maccabees” II: Deceit in the Ancient World—Wooing Israel Like Dating Game Contestants

The Apocrypha’s “The First Book of Maccabees” II: Deceit in the Ancient World—Wooing Israel Like Dating Game Contestants I’m not big on dating shows, and, to be honest, when I was single, I wasn’t particularly good at dating. I saw … Continue reading

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The Apocrypha’s “The First Book of Maccabees”: A Sprawling Saga of War and Political Maneuvering

The Apocrypha’s “The First Book of Maccabees”: A Sprawling Saga of War and Political Maneuvering I was in ninth grade when I first read The Iliad. A number of my classmates grumbled, hating its multiple story lines, its back-stabbing, its … Continue reading

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