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The first book of Maccabees;

Publisher: New York, Schocken Books [1948]
Series: Schocken library, 17.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
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Bible. O.T. Apocrypha. Maccabees, 1st. English. 1948.
First book of Maccabees.
New York, Schocken Books [1948]
(OCoLC)644657946
Document Type: Book
OCLC Number: 1237879
Notes: "Follows the text contained in The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament in English, translated by W.O.E. Oesterley, edited by R.H. Charles, and published by the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1913."
Description: 118 pages maps 20 cm.
Contents: Alexander's conquests and legacy --
The spread of Hellenism in Judaea --
Judaea a base for Antiochus' Egyptian expeditions --
Despotic centralization and religious persecution --
The start of the Maccabaean uprising under Mattathias --
Judah's initial progress --
The first major successes --
The restitution of the traditional worship in Jerusalem --
Violent pagan reaction and Maccabaean countermeasures --
Death of Antiochus --
Reverses and compromises --
Another Maccabaean war --
The treaty with the Romans --
Defeat and Death of Judah --
Jonathan's succession and early struggles --
Jonathan's aid to a Syrian revolution --
Jonathan's statesmanship in the wars for the Syrian throne --
Jonathan's successful foreign policy --
Progress toward national sovereignty under Simon --
Simon's exalted rank at home and abroad --
New clashes with Syria --
Simon's end and John's accession.
Series Title: Schocken library, 17.
Other Titles: Bible.
Responsibility: commentary by H.A. Fischel.

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