2 Maccabees  


The author of 2 Maccabees is not identified, but he claims to be abridging a 5-volume work by Jason of Cyrene.

This longer work is not preserved, and it is uncertain how much of the present text of 2 Maccabees is simply copied from that work. The author wrote in Greek, and there is no evidence of an earlier Hebrew version.

Catholics and the Eastern Orthodox regard 2 Maccabees as canonical. Jews and Protestants do not.
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Year Written: (Assumed)124 BC
Scripture Type:Apocrypha 1885
In 1885 AD, 14 Gospels/Texts were designated as Apocrypha (doubtful) and removed from the Old Testament Bible (King James KJV). The Bible was reduced from 80 books to the current 66 books. This was 1852-years AFTER Jesus departed or 1488-years AFTER the Christian bible was finalised (canonised) read more
Further Reading: www.hti.umich.edu/bin/rsv-idx
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wesley.nnu.edu/sermons-essays-books/noncanonical-literature/noncanonical-literature-ot-apocrypha/2-maccabees/
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