Questions tagged [1-maccabees]

A book of the Bible written in Hebrew, which is considered canonical by the Catholic, Orthodox, and Oriental Orthodox churches but not by Anglican and Protestant denominations.

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Why is “Friends” capitalized in 1 Maccabees in the NRSV?

Throughout 1 Maccabees in the NRSV, "Friends" is capitalized when referring to the King's friends. Why is this? My only guess is it's an official title. Specifically, I would like to ask about 1 ...
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Annals of John Hyrcanus

1 Maccabees 16:23-24 The rest of John's acts, the battles he fought and the exploits he performed, the city walls he built, and all his other achievements, from the day he succeeded his father ...
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Tombs of Mattathias and Sons

From 1 Maccabees 13:25–30: Simon sent and recovered the bones of his brother Jonathan, and buried him in Modein, the town of his ancestors. All Israel kept solemn mourning for him and long ...