Unable to command the respect due his office,[a] he took poison and ended his life. 8–9) or Joppa (vv. These hints may be telling, but we must turn to 2 Maccabees 10 for the surest confirmation of this sound explanation for the eight-day length of the Festival of Lights. As for the larger story… Well, here, I need to explain that 1 and 2 Maccabees are distinct books. Others broke open the gates and let in the rest of the force, and they occupied the city. 10 Judas Maccabeus and his followers, under the leadership of the Lord, recaptured the Temple and the city of Jerusalem. 10 Now Maccabeus and his followers, the Lord leading them on, recovered the temple and the city; 2 they tore down the altars that had been built in the public square by the foreigners, and also destroyed the sacred precincts. 28 Just as dawn was breaking, the two armies joined battle, the one having as pledge of success and victory not only their valor but also their reliance on the Lord, while the other made rage their leader in the fight. Purification of the Temple (1 Macc 4:36–61)10 Now Maccabeus and his followers, the Lord leading them on, recovered the temple and the city; 2 they tore down the altars that had been built in the public square by the foreigners, and also destroyed the sacred precincts. 14 When Gorgias became governor of Idumea, he kept a force of mercenaries and attacked the Jews at every opportunity. 3 They purified the Temple and built a new altar. * From there: not from Jamnia (vv. Macron had established peaceful relations with them in an attempt to make up for the wrongs they had suffered. 3 And having cleansed the temple they made another altar, and striking stones they took fire out of them, and … The pagans are defined as 'blasphemous and barbarous nations' in 10.4, but there are also severe censures of apostate Jews, of whom there must therefore have been considerable numbers. 4 After they had done all this, they lay face down on the ground and prayed that the Lord would never again let such disasters strike them. New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Then they struck flints to make fire and they offered up sacrifices after a lapse of two years, and … 2 Maccabees 10:1-8 Good News Translation (GNT) The Rededication of the Temple 10 Judas Maccabeus and his followers, under the leadership of the Lord, recaptured the Temple and the city of Jerusalem. 2 Maccabees: 10. 13 As a result the King's Friends went to Eupator and accused Macron of treachery, because he had abandoned the island of Cyprus, which King Philometor of Egypt had placed under his command, and had gone over to Antiochus Epiphanes. 12 Ptolemy, who was called Macron, took the lead in showing justice to the Jews because of the wrong that had been done to them, and attempted to maintain peaceful relations with them. 2 Maccabees 10. 15 Not only this, but the Idumeans themselves controlled certain strategic fortresses and were constantly harassing the Jews. 38 When they had accomplished these things, with hymns and thanksgivings they blessed the Lord who shows great kindness to Israel and gives them the victory. This force was large enough to continue the siege, 20 but some of Simon's men were greedy, and when they were offered 140 pounds of silver, they let some of the enemy escape from the forts. 9 Such then was the end of Antiochus, who was called Epiphanes. And to pollute also the temple in Jerusalem, and to call it the temple of Jupiter Olympius; and that in … 18 When at least nine thousand took refuge in two very strong towers well equipped to withstand a siege, 19 Maccabeus left Simon and Joseph, and also Zacchaeus and his troops, a force sufficient to besiege them; and he himself set off for places where he was more urgently needed. Here therefore, being plagued, he began to leave off his great pride, and to come to the knowledge of himself by the scourge of God, his pain increasing every moment. + Text Size —. 33 Then Maccabeus and his men were glad, and they besieged the fort for four days. 22 Then he executed the traitors and immediately captured the two forts. They welcomed those who fled from Jerusalem and did everything they could to keep the country in a perpetual state of war. 35 But at dawn of the fifth day, twenty young men in the army of Maccabeus, fired with anger because of the blasphemies, bravely stormed the wall and with savage fury cut down everyone they met. In fact, everyone called Macron a traitor. 27 When they had finished praying, they took up their weapons, went out a good distance from Jerusalem, and stopped for the night not far from the enemy. In fact II Maccabees has a much greater interest in theology than I Maccabees, although it is expressed in a somewhat rough form of reward and punishment. 1 Now Maccabeus and his company, the Lord guiding them, recovered the temple and the city: 2 But the altars which the heathen had built in the open street, and also the chapels, they pulled down. 9 The days of Antiochus Epiphanes had come to an end. 36 Others who came up in the same way wheeled around against the defenders and set fire to the towers; they kindled fires and burned the blasphemers alive. 10 Now we will tell what took place under Antiochus Eupator, who was the son of that ungodly man, and will give a brief summary of the principal calamities of the wars. George Leo Haydock. 2 Maccabees 10 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE) Chapter 10 Purification of the Temple. 5 They rededicated the Temple on the twenty-fifth day of the month of Kislev, the same day of the same month on which the Temple had been desecrated by the Gentiles. 3 They purified the sanctuary, and made another altar of sacrifice; then, striking fire out of flint, they offered sacrifices, after a lapse of two years, and they offered incense and lighted lamps and set out the bread of the Presence. 12 Ptolemy, who was called Macron, took the lead in showing justice to the Jews because of the wrong that had been done to them, and attempted to maintain peaceful relations with them. Why is 2 Maccabees shown with the King James Bible? 11 When he became king he appointed a man by the name of Lysias to be in charge of the affairs of state and to be chief governor of Greater Syria, 12 replacing Ptolemy Macron, who had been the first governor to treat the Jews fairly. 3 After purifying the temple, they made another altar. 30 These five men surrounded Judas, protecting him with their own armor and showering the enemy with arrows and thunderbolts. 1 2 MACCABEES A Le er to the Jews in Egypt 1 5e Jews in Jerusalem and those in the land of Judea, To their Jewish kindred in Egypt, Greetings and true peace. The prologue to this letter; 2 Maccabees is a summary of Jason's five-volume work (Jason of Cyrene was a Hellenized Jew who wrote a five-volume history on the times of the Maccabees. * The statement attributed here to Moses seems to be based on Lv 10:16–20. 2 They tore down the altars which foreigners had set up in the marketplace and destroyed the other places of worship that had been built. 2 Maccabees 10 Good News Translation (GNT) The Rededication of the Temple 10 Judas Maccabeus and his followers, under the leadership of the Lord, recaptured the Temple and the city of Jerusalem. 3 They cleansed the temple and made another altar. 10. CHAPTER 4. 1 'To their brothers, the Jews living in Egypt, from their brothers, the Jews in Jerusalem and Judaea, greetings and untroubled peace. The Temple Is Cleansed. 2 MaccabeesChapter 10. Nicanor: probably distinct from the Nicanor of 14:2. The Jewish forces depended upon both their bravery and their trust in the Lord for victory, while the enemy relied only on their ability to fight fiercely. They begged him to be merciful when he punished them for future sins and not hand them over any more to barbaric, pagan Gentiles. 24 Now Timothy, who had been defeated by the Jews before, gathered a tremendous force of mercenaries and collected the cavalry from Asia in no small number. They showered arrows and thunderbolts on the enemy, so that, confused and blinded, they were thrown into disorder and cut to pieces. 2:20 For the account of the campaigns against Antiochus IV Epiphanes, see 4:7–10:9; and for the account of those against his son Antiochus V Eupator, see 10:10–13:26. 31 Twenty thousand five hundred were slaughtered, besides six hundred cavalry. 2 They demolished the altars that the foreigners built near the marketplace, as well as the sacred precincts. 8 They decreed by public edict, ratified by vote, that the whole nation of the Jews should observe these days every year. 6 The happy celebration lasted eight days, like the Festival of Shelters, and the people remembered how only a short time before, they had spent the Festival of Shelters wandering like wild animals in the mountains and living in caves. 30 Two of them took Maccabeus between them, and shielding him with their own armor and weapons, they kept him from being wounded. 2:13 Nehemiah’s memoirs: a lost apocryphal work, or perhaps Neh 1–7, 11–13. 23 Judas was always successful in battle, and in his assault on those two forts he killed more than 20,000 men. New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), NRSV Comfort Print XL Edition Holy Bible--soft leather-look, burgundy, NRSV Catholic Bible, Journal Edition, Comfort Print, Cloth over Board, Gray, NRSV HarperCollins Study Bible with Apocrypha, Student Edition, Revised, hardcover, NRSV Single-Column Reference Bible, Comfort Print--premium goatskin leather, black, Premier Collection, NRSV Large-Print Thinline Reference Bible--soft leather-look, brown (indexed), NRSV Large-Print Thinline Reference Bible--soft leather-look, burgundy (indexed). The Rededication of the Temple(1 Macc 4.36–61) Judas Maccabaeus and his followers, under the leadership of the Lord, recaptured the Temple and the city of Jerusalem. 10 (B)Now we will tell about Antiochus Eupator, the son of this godless man, and give a summary of the evil effects of his wars. 10. Read verse in King James Version w/ Apocrypha 2 Maccabees 10. 16 But Maccabeus and his forces, after making solemn supplication and imploring God to fight on their side, rushed to the strongholds of the Idumeans. He heard himself called a traitor at every turn, because he had abandoned Cyprus, which Philometor had entrusted to him, and had gone over to Antiochus Epiphanes. 38 When it was over, the Jews celebrated by singing hymns and songs of thanksgiving to the Lord, who had shown them great kindness and had given them victory. 2 Maccabees 10 King James Version KJV Now Maccabeus and his company, the Lord guiding them, recovered the temple and the city: But the altars which the heathen had built in the open street, and also the chapels, they pulled down. 2 Maccabees 8:10 Context. Catholic Bible-Gnt, Imitation Leather, Black, Thumb Index, GNT Good News Bible, Paper, Multi-Colored, GNT 50th Anniversary Edition Bible - Imperfectly Imprinted Bibles, Good News Translation Men's Bible a Devotional Bible for Men, French/English (GNT) New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs--imitation leather, blue. The Second Book of Maccabees, also called 2 Maccabees, is a deuterocanonical book originally in Greek which focuses on the Maccabean Revolt against Antiochus IV Epiphanes and concludes with the defeat of the Seleucid Empire general Nicanor in 161 BC by Judas Maccabeus, the hero of the hard work.. 13 A… 1 When Maccabeus and his companions, under the Lord’s leadership, had recovered the temple and the city, 2 they destroyed the altars erected by the foreigners in the marketplace and the sacred shrines. This work no longer exists, but is the basis for 2 Maccabees.) 2 Maccabees 10 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary was originally compiled by priest and biblical scholar Rev. 13 As a result he was accused before Eupator by the king’s Friends. 2 He dared to brand as a schemer against the government the man who was the benefactor of the city, the protector of his compatriots, and a zealous defender of the laws. No longer able to maintain the respect that his office demanded, he committed suicide by taking poison. 15 Besides this, the Idumeans, who had control of important strongholds, were harassing the Jews; they received those who were banished from Jerusalem, and endeavored to keep up the war. CHAPTER 10. 10–26 parallel the account given in 1 Mc 5:9–13, 24–54 of Judas’ campaign in northern Transjordan. 2 But the altars which the heathen had built in the open street, and also the chapels, they pulled down.. 3 And having cleansed the temple they made another altar, and striking stones they took fire out of them, and offered a sacrifice after two years, and set forth incense, and lights, and shewbread. 3 They purified the Temple and built a new altar. Exported from Logos Bible Software, 10:49 PM 25 December, 2016. 7 But now, carrying green palm branches and sticks decorated with ivy, they paraded around, singing grateful praises to him who had brought about the purification of his own Temple. 7 But specially took he advantage of the night for such privy attempts, insomuch that the fruit of his holiness was spread every where. They put on sackcloth, threw dirt on their heads, 26 and lay face downward on the steps of the altar, begging God to help them by fighting against their enemies, as he had promised in his Law. He came on, intending to take Judea by storm. 2 Maccabees 10, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary was originally compiled by … It was also declared, that he being wise offered the sacrifice of dedication, and of the finishing of … 32 Timothy himself fled to a stronghold called Gazara, especially well garrisoned, where Chaereas was commander. 22 Then he killed these men who had turned traitor, and immediately captured the two towers. Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff. 25 But as the enemy forces were approaching, Judas and his men prayed to God. They demolished the altars that the foreigners built near the marketplace, as well as the sacred precincts. 2 Maccabees 10 Now Maccabeus and his followers, the Lord leading them on, recovered the temple and the city; they tore down the altars that had been built in the public square by the foreigners, and also destroyed the sacred precincts. 17 Attacking them vigorously, they gained possession of the places, and beat off all who fought upon the wall, and slaughtered those whom they encountered, killing no fewer than twenty thousand. 27 And rising from their prayer they took up their arms and advanced a considerable distance from the city; and when they came near the enemy they halted. Simon Accuses Onias. Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society, Good News Translation (GNT). 3 They purified the Temple and built a new altar. 3–7), but from a place in Transjordan; vv. 8 Everyone agreed that the entire Jewish nation should celebrate this festival each year. 26 Falling upon the steps before the altar, they implored him to be gracious to them and to be an enemy to their enemies and an adversary to their adversaries, as the law declares. 2 Maccabees: 10 ; Cite. 2 Maccabees 10 Common English Bible (CEB) 10 The Maccabee and his companions, with the Lord leading them, recovered the temple and the city. 17 They beat back those who were defending the walls and captured the fortresses, killing everyone they found, a total of about 20,000 people. 2 Maccabees Chapter 10. 25 As he drew near, Maccabeus and his men sprinkled dust on their heads and girded their loins with sackcloth, in supplication to God. 37 They killed Timothy, who was hiding in a cistern, and his brother Chaereas, and Apollophanes. 2 They tore down the altars which foreigners had set up in the marketplace and destroyed the other places of worship that had been built. 10 Now we will tell what took place under Antiochus Eupator, who was the son of that ungodly man, and will give a brief summary of the principal calamities of the wars. Used by permission. (1 Maccabees 6.10-13) 11 # 2 Macc 7.37. 21 When word of what had happened came to Maccabeus, he gathered the leaders of the people, and accused these men of having sold their kindred for money by setting their enemies free to fight against them. 35 At dawn on the fifth day, twenty of Judas' men, burning with anger at these insults, bravely climbed the wall and with savage fury chopped down everyone they met. Purification of the Temple. A third force broke down the gates and let in the rest of Judas' men to capture the city. 21 When Judas heard what had happened, he called together the leaders of his troops and accused those men of selling their brothers by setting their enemies free to fight against them. 6 They celebrated it for eight days with rejoicing, in the manner of the festival of booths, remembering how not long before, during the festival of booths, they had been wandering in the mountains and caves like wild animals. Then, with new fire started by striking flint, they offered sacrifice for the first time in two years, burned incense, lighted the lamps, and set out the sacred loaves. They tore down the altars w 32 Timothy himself escaped to the strongly defended fort of Gezer, where his brother Chaereas was in command. 2 Maccabees 10 Now Maccabeus and his company, the Lord guiding them, recovered the temple and the city: But the altars which the heathen had built in the open street, and also the chapels, they pulled down. 24 Timothy, who had been defeated by the Jews once before, had gathered a large number of cavalry from Asia and a tremendous force of mercenary troops and was now advancing to take Judea by armed attack. 2 Maccabees 10 Now Maccabeus and his followers, the Lord leading them on, recovered the temple and the city; and they tore down the altars which had been built in the public square by the foreigners, and also destroyed the sacred precincts. 2:19-32. Many of the enemy were burned to death as the flames spread. 16 So Judas Maccabeus and his men, after offering prayers for God's help, rushed out and made a vigorous attack against the Idumean fortresses. 2 Maccabees 10 The Maccabee and his companions, with the Lord leading them, recovered the temple and the city. * 1 a About that time Antiochus retreated in disgrace from the region of Persia. 11 This man, when he succeeded to the kingdom, appointed one Lysias to have charge of the government and to be chief governor of Coelesyria and Phoenicia. 8 So when Philip saw that this man increased by little and little, and that things prospered with him still more and more, he wrote unto Ptolemeus, the governor of Celosyria and Phenice, to yield more aid to the king's affairs. Read verse in Revised Standard Version w/ Apocrypha 7 Therefore, carrying ivy-wreathed wands and beautiful branches and also fronds of palm, they offered hymns of thanksgiving to him who had given success to the purifying of his own holy place. 18 About 9,000 of the enemy, however, managed to take refuge in two easily defended forts, with everything they needed to withstand a siege. 2 Maccabees 10 1 Judas Maccabeus and his followers, under the leadership of the Lord, recaptured the Temple and the city of Jerusalem. 3#Exod 30.7,8; 25.30. 2 'May God prosper you, remembering his covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, his faithful servants. And having cleansed the temple they made another altar, and striking stones they took fire out … All rights reserved. 28 At daybreak the two armies joined in battle. This history includes battles with Antiochus IV … 1 Now Maccabeus and his company, the Lord guiding them, recovered the temple and the city: 2 But the altars which the heathen had built in the open street, and … CHAPTER 9. The Rededication of the Temple (1 Maccabees 4.36-61) 1 Judas Maccabeus and his followers, under the leadership of the Lord, recaptured the Temple and the city of Jerusalem. 14 When Gorgias became governor of the region, he maintained a force of mercenaries, and at every turn kept attacking the Jews. (1 Maccabees 4.36-41) 1Now Maccabe´us and his company, the Lord guiding them, recovered the temple and the city: 2#1 Macc 1.47,54.but the altars which the heathen had built in the open street, and also the chapels, they pulled down. 19 Judas had to go on to some other places in the country, where he was more urgently needed, but he left behind Simon and Joseph, together with Zacchaeus and his men. 2 They tore down the altars which foreigners had set up in the marketplace and destroyed the other places of worship that had been built. * [ 2:13 ] Nehemiah’s memoirs : a lost apocryphal work, or perhaps Neh 1 – 7 , 11 – 13 . 3 They purified the Temple and built a new altar. 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. 2:11 The statement attributed here to Moses seems to be based on Lv 10:16–20. 29 When the battle became fierce, there appeared to the enemy from heaven five resplendent men on horses with golden bridles, and they were leading the Jews. 2 They tore down the altars which foreigners had set up in the marketplace and destroyed the other places of worship that had been built. 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