The Books of the Maccabees
From The Apocrypha of the Authorized King James Version of the Holy Bible
The Books of the Maccabees tells how the Greek ruler Antiochus IV Epiphanes attempted to suppress the practice of basic Jewish law, resulting in the Maccabean Revolt (a Jewish revolt against Seleucid rule). The book covers the whole of the revolt, from 175 to 134 BC, highlighting how the salvation of the Jewish people in this crisis came through Mattathias’ family, particularly his sons, Judas Maccabeus, Jonathan Apphus, and Simon Thassi, and Simon’s son, John Hyrcanus.
This printing includes illustrations by Paul Gustave Doré for the Apocrypha of the La Grande Bible de Tours
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