Questions tagged [2-maccabees]

A book included in the Apocrypha focusing on the Maccabean Revolt in 181 BC.

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Why did Jason attack Jerusalem?

In 2 Maccabees 5:5, Jason attacks Jerusalem. Why does he do this? There is a false rumor that Antiochus has died, but Antiochus was attacking Egypt. In 2 Maccabees 4, it says he becomes high priest ...