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Definition of the noun 2 maccabees

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  1. an Apocryphal book describing the life of Judas Maccabaeus
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of 2 Maccabees: II Maccabees
    • instance of: book = a major division of a long written composition
    • part of: Apocrypha = 14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic Church) accept all these books as canonical

Alternative definition of the noun 2 maccabees

proper noun

  1. [biblical] The second book of Maccabees of the Old Testament Apocrypha.

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Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible (2011)

Maccabees 2 Maccabees Poetical/ Wisdom Books Job Psalms Proverbs Ecclesiastes ...

Google previewDictionary of Biblical Criticism and Interpretation (2007)

by Stanley E. Porter

Atleast fifteen years downto161BC are coveredby 2 Maccabees. Thework has aconsistentfocuson oppressive Hellenization bythe Seleucid rulersof Syria, whichleads toa seriesof martyrdoms but is thwartedbythe successful campaigns of ...

Google previewThe Student Bible Dictionary--Expanded and Updated Edition (2015)

by Johnnie Godwin, Phyllis Godwin, Karen Dockrey

Tobit Judith Judith Tobit Esther 1 Maccabees 1 Maccabees 2 Maccabees 2 Maccabees 3 Maccabees POETRY 4 Maccabees Job POETRY Psalms Psalms Proverbs Odes (including the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Bible (2009)

by W. R. F. Browning

Maccabees 2 Maccabees Books in the Greek and Slavonic Bibles but not in the Roman Catholic Canon (These four books, together with 4 Maccabees, and the Deutero canonical books, constitute the canon generally in use in Orthodox ...

Google previewDictionary of New Testament Background (2010)

A Compendium of Contemporary Biblical Scholarship by Craig A. Evans, Stanley E. Porter, Jr.

2 Maccabees 3:1—15:39 describes the events of Jewish history, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature (1992)

by David L. Jeffrey

ABBREVIATIONS Judith 1 Maccabees 2 Maccabees 4 Maccabees Sirach (or XV. Prologue 8.6. supplementary series part St. Saint published St. stanza question Sum. Sumerian quae vide, which see sup. supra, about, on Qumran literature ...

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Video shows what 2 Maccabees means. The second book of Maccabees of the Old Testament Apocrypha.. 2 Maccabees Meaning. How to pronounce, definition ...

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