Monday, December 03, 2018

On 2 and 4 Maccabees

HANUKKAH-RELATED: 2 and 4 Maccabees: Evolving Responses to Hellenism (Dr. Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz,
2 Maccabees (ca. 1st cent. B.C.E) presents Judaism as the antithesis to Hellenism. A century or so later, however, 4 Maccabees uses Hellenistic ideas to encourage Jews to hold fast to their ancestral faith.

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