2 Maccabees 1

1 THE brethren, the Jews that are in Jerusalem and they that are in the country of Judaea, send greeting to the brethren, the Jews that are throughout Egypt,and wish themgood peace: 2 and may God do good to you, and remember his covenant with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, his faithful servants; 3 and […]

2 Maccabees 2

1 It is also found in the records, that Jeremiah the prophet commanded them that were carried away to take of the fire, as has been signifiedabove: 2 and how that the prophet charged them that were carried away, having given them the law, that they should not forget the statutes of the Lord, neither […]

2 Maccabees 4

1 But the aforesaid Simon, he who had given information of the money, andhad betrayedhis country, slandered Onias,sayingthat it was he who had incited Heliodorus, and made himself the author of these evils. 2 And him that was the benefactor of the city, and the guardian of his fellow countrymen, and a zealot for the […]

2 Maccabees 5

1 Now about this time Antiochus made his second inroad into Egypt. 2 And itsobefell that throughout all the city, for the space of almost forty days, there appeared in the midst of the sky horsemen in swift motion, wearing robes inwrought with gold andcarryingspears, equipped in troops for battle; 3 and drawing of swords; […]

2 Maccabees 6

1 And not long after this the king sent forthan old man of Athens to compel the Jews to depart from the laws of their fathers, and not to live after the laws of God; 2 and also to pollute the sanctuary in Jerusalem, and to call it by the name ofJupiter Olympius, andto callthesanctuaryin […]

2 Maccabees 7

1 And it came to pass that seven brethren also with their mother were at the king’s command taken and shamefully handled with scourges and cords, to compel them to taste of the abominable swine’s flesh. 2 But one of them made himself the spokesman and said, What would you ask and learn of us? […]

2 Maccabees 8

1 But Judas, who is alsocalledMaccabaeus, and they that were with him, making their way privily into the villages, called to them their kinsfolk; and taking to them such as had continued in the Jews’ religion, gathered together as many as six thousand. 2 And they called upon the Lord,beseeching himto look upon the people […]

2 Maccabees 9

1 Now about that time it befell that Antiochus had returnedin disorder from the region of Persia. 2 For he had entered into the city called Persepolis, and he assayed to roba temple and to hold down the city. Whereupon there was an onset of the multitudes, andAntiochus and his menturned to make defence with […]