Friday, December 11, 2020

Hanukkah and 1-2 Maccabees

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: Hanukkah, 1 and 2 Maccabees, and the Apocrypha (Jonathan Klawans). This is a really good, brief introduction to 1-2 Maccabees and how their story of the Maccabean Revolt provides background to the Festival of Hanukkah.

For some past PaleoJudaica posts on the Maccabean Revolt, which, like most wars and political events, is more complicated than it first looks, see the links collected here. Cross-file under Old Testament Apocrypha Watch.

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