The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 4 (Bible Marathon Day 243)

The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 4 (Bible Marathon Day 243) Simon Accuses Onias. 1 The Simon mentioned above as the informer about the funds against his own country slandered Onias as the one who incited Heliodorus and instigated the whole miserable affair. 2 He dared to brand as a schemer against the government the man… Continue reading The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 4 (Bible Marathon Day 243)

The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 3 (Bible Marathon Day 243)

The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 3 (Bible Marathon Day 243) Heliodorus’ Arrival in Jerusalem. 1 While the holy city lived in perfect peace and the laws were strictly observed because of the piety of the high priest Onias[b] and his hatred of evil, 2 the kings themselves honored the place and glorified the temple with… Continue reading The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 3 (Bible Marathon Day 243)

The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 2 (Bible Marathon Day 242)

The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 2 (Bible Marathon Day 242) 1 In the records it will be found that Jeremiah the prophet ordered the deportees to take some of the fire with them as indicated, 2 and that the prophet, in giving them the law, directed the deportees not to forget the commandments of the… Continue reading The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 2 (Bible Marathon Day 242)

The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 1 (Bible Marathon Day 242)

The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 1 (Bible Marathon Day 242) Letter 1: 124 B.C. 1 The Jews in Jerusalem and in the land of Judea send greetings to their kindred, the Jews in Egypt, and wish them true peace! 2 May God do good to you and remember his covenant with his faithful servants, Abraham,… Continue reading The Book of 2Maccabees Chapter 1 (Bible Marathon Day 242)

The Book of 2Maccabees: Introduction (Bible Marathon Day 242)

The Book of 2Maccabees: Introduction (Bible Marathon Day 242) The Second Book of Maccabees The second book of Maccabees is not a continuation of the first book. Whereas the first book presents the history of the Jewish people during those critical years in a comprehensive and balanced way, this other focuses on a series of… Continue reading The Book of 2Maccabees: Introduction (Bible Marathon Day 242)

The Book of 1Maccabees Chapter 16 (Bible Marathon Day 241)

The Book of 1Maccabees Chapter 16 (Bible Marathon Day 241) 1 John then went up from Gazara and told his father Simon what Cendebeus was doing. 2 Simon called his two oldest sons, Judas and John, and said to them: “I and my brothers and my father’s house have fought the wars of Israel from… Continue reading The Book of 1Maccabees Chapter 16 (Bible Marathon Day 241)

The Book of 1Maccabees Chapter 15 (Bible Marathon Day 241)

The Book of 1Maccabees Chapter 15 (Bible Marathon Day 241) Letter of Antiochus VII. 1 Antiochus,[a] son of King Demetrius, sent a letter from the islands of the sea to Simon, the priest and ethnarch of the Jews, and to all the nation, 2 which read as follows: “King Antiochus sends greetings to Simon, the… Continue reading The Book of 1Maccabees Chapter 15 (Bible Marathon Day 241)