Apocrypha ORIGINAL bible. 2 Maccabees 4:15-17 Not setting by the honours of their fathers, but liking the glory of the Grecians best of all. By reason whereof sore calamity came upon them: for they had them to be their enemies and avengers, whose custom they followed so earnestly, and unto whom they desired to be like in all things. For it is not a light thing to do wickedly against the laws of God: but the time following following shall declare these things... #HebrewIsraelites…

Apocrypha ORIGINAL bible. 2 Maccabees 4:15-17 Not setting by the honours of their fathers, but liking the glory of the Grecians best of all. By reason whereof sore calamity came upon them: for they had them to be their enemies and avengers, whose custom they followed so earnestly, and unto whom they desired to be like in all things. For it is not a light thing to do wickedly against the laws of God: but the time following following shall declare these things... #HebrewIsraelites…

Redemption of Life – The Price of Admission in Exodus, Job, and 2 Maccabees | Unsettled Christianity

Redemption of Life – The Price of Admission in Exodus, Job, and 2 Maccabees | Unsettled Christianity

In this study, Tobit, Judith, Esther, Ezra, Nehemiah, and 1 and 2 Maccabees tell us about the ways in which god worked in the lives of the Jewish people as they returned from their exile in Babylon.

In this study, Tobit, Judith, Esther, Ezra, Nehemiah, and 1 and 2 Maccabees tell us about the ways in which god worked in the lives of the Jewish people as they returned from their exile in Babylon.

"We are ready to die rather than transgress the laws of our ancestors..." 2 Maccabees 7:2  I will never forget the super dramatic story of the mother and her 7 sons in the 2nd book of Maccabees (These books are found only in the Catholic bible). When my brother-in-law, Jing, was courting my sister Peggy, he gave us Bible studies. I was assigned to read this story and to "dramatize" it. I chose to make paper dolls of the mother and 7 brothers. While telling the story to my mother and sisters…

"We are ready to die rather than transgress the laws of our ancestors..." 2 Maccabees 7:2 I will never forget the super dramatic story of the mother and her 7 sons in the 2nd book of Maccabees (These books are found only in the Catholic bible). When my brother-in-law, Jing, was courting my sister Peggy, he gave us Bible studies. I was assigned to read this story and to "dramatize" it. I chose to make paper dolls of the mother and 7 brothers. While telling the story to my mother and sisters…

Greek Orthodox Icon of "Saint Solomoni" (their name for the unnamed martyr mother in 2 Maccabees). In Greek Orthodox tradition, her original crime of refusing to eat pork is sometimes replaced with refusing to keep fast days!

Greek Orthodox Icon of "Saint Solomoni" (their name for the unnamed martyr mother in 2 Maccabees). In Greek Orthodox tradition, her original crime of refusing to eat pork is sometimes replaced with refusing to keep fast days!

Storie Di S. Felicita Vii E Viii Scena by Neri di Bicci, in Santa Felicita, Florence (Christian version of 2 Maccabees 7 and 4 Maccabees)

Storie Di S. Felicita Vii E Viii Scena by Neri di Bicci, in Santa Felicita, Florence (Christian version of 2 Maccabees 7 and 4 Maccabees)

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