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Father Adam McMillan
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Reading 158/341, 2 Maccabees 7.20-9.18a
[A] The Jewish martyrs are distinct from the Christian martyrs a few centuries later in that there is no sense of forgiveness. It took Jesus and his forgiveness from the Cross to make that possible. [B] The title Friend is used here as it often is in the Ol...

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Reading 157/341, 2 Maccabees 5-7.19
The story of the Jewish martyrs that begins in this reading and continues tomorrow is probably the most memorable part of this book and perhaps among the most in the Old Testament. ...2 Maccabees... About the same time, Antiochus prepared his second expedit...

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Reading 156/341, 2 Maccabees 3.19-4.50
[A] We see what role money played in politics in those days. Each man promises a certain amount of money in order to be the leader, and then, to get the money he taxes the poor and steals from the temple. ...2 Maccabees... Women, girded with sackcloth under...

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Reading 155/341, 2 Maccabees 1-3.18
2 Maccabees... The brethren, the Jews who are in Jerusalem and in the land of Judea, wish to the brethren, the Jews who are throughout Egypt, health and peace. God be gracious unto you and remember his covenant which he made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, ...

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Reading 154/341, 1 Maccabees 14.35-16.24
...1 Maccabees The people therefore sang the acts of Simon, and unto what glory he thought to bring his nation, made him their governor and chief priest, because he had done all these things, and for the justice and faith which he kept to his nation, and fo...

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Reading 153/341, 1 Maccabees 13-14.34
...1 Maccabees... Now when Simon heard that Tryphon had gathered together a great host to invade the land of Judea, and destroy it, And saw that the people was in great trembling and fear, he went up to Jerusalem, and gathered the people together, And gave ...

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Reading 152/341, 1 Maccabees 11.39-12.53
...1 Maccabees... Moreover there was one Trypho, who had been a supporter of Alexander, who, seeing that all the troops murmured against Demetrius, went to Imalkue the Arab (who was bringing up Antiochus the young son of Alexander), and insistently urged hi...

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Reading 151/341, 1 Maccabees 10.37-11.38
...1 Maccabees... Mac 10, And concerning the three governments that are added to Judea from the country of Samaria, let them be joined with Judea, that they may be reckoned to be under one, nor bound to obey other authority than the high priest's. As for Pt...
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