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I Maccabees : a new translation, with introduction and commentary

Format: Print Book 1976
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Clairton Public Library Non-Fiction 229 B582
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance) r BS 192.2 .A1 1964 .G3 vol. 41
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Call Number  r BS 192.2 .A1 1964 .G3 vol. 41
"The Apocryphal book ofI Maccabees(Volume 41 in the acclaimed Anchor Bible series) is an inspirational thriller."  With the help of God, the aged priest Mattathias and his sons--Judas Maccabaeus, Jonathan, and Simon--dramatically lead the Jews of Judaea first to victory and then to freedom against the formidable successors of Alexander the Great.  Their struggles begin in guerilla warfare, responding to the terrible persecutions decreed by King Antiochus IV, and courageously accomplish their first great triumph--still celebrated in the festival of Hanukkah. The Introduction to this volume considers not onlyI Maccabees, but also the parallel accounts found inII Maccabeesand shows that the two authors ofI & II Maccabeeswrote with passionate conviction to teach two sharply opposed points of view.  In some cases their convictions blinded them to the truth, but Professor Goldstein renders their teachings accessible to the modern reader and reconstructs what really happened, making valuable contributions to Greek and Roman as well as to Jewish history.  Nineteen maps and diagrams set the scene of the dramatic struggle and the troubled times described inI Maccabees.
Additional Information
Series Bible. v. 41.
Subjects Bible. -- Maccabees, 1st -- Commentaries.
Publisher Garden City, N.Y. :Doubleday,1976
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Goldstein, Jonathan A., 1929-
Language English
Notes Includes indexes.
Description xxiii, 592 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Bibliography: pages [180]-186.
ISBN 0385085338
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