1 Maccabees is a book written in Hebrew by a Jewish author after the restoration of an independent Jewish kingdom by the Hasmonean dynasty.
In modern-day Judaism, the book is often of great historical interest, but has no official religious status. The original Hebrew is lost and the most important surviving version is the Greek translation contained in the Septuagint.
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Year Written: (Assumed)150 BC
Scripture Type:Apocrypha 1885
In 1885 AD, the Christian Bible was reduced from 80 books to the current 66 books. It was decided that 14 texts were 'Apocrypha', or doubtful and were removed from the Old Testament (King James KJV Bible).
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