2 Maccabees Chapter 10. They welcomed those who fled from Jerusalem and did everything they could to keep the country in a perpetual state of war. Then, with new fire started by striking flint, they offered sacrifice for the first time in two years, burned incense, lighted the lamps, and set out the sacred loaves. The prologue to this letter; 2 Maccabees is a summary of Jason's five-volume work (Jason of Cyrene was a Hellenized Jew who wrote a five-volume history on the times of the Maccabees. 25 As he drew near, Maccabeus and his men sprinkled dust on their heads and girded their loins with sackcloth, in supplication to God. 2 Maccabees 10, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary was originally compiled by … Purification of the Temple (1 Macc 4:36–61)10 Now Maccabeus and his followers, the Lord leading them on, recovered the temple and the city; 2 they tore down the altars that had been built in the public square by the foreigners, and also destroyed the sacred precincts. 2 'May God prosper you, remembering his covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, his faithful servants. 2 They tore down the altars which foreigners had set up in the marketplace and destroyed the other places of worship that had been built. 7 But now, carrying green palm branches and sticks decorated with ivy, they paraded around, singing grateful praises to him who had brought about the purification of his own Temple. 2 Maccabees 10. 10 Now Maccabeus and his followers, the Lord leading them on, recovered the temple and the city; 2 they tore down the altars that had been built in the public square by the foreigners, and also destroyed the sacred precincts. Read verse in Revised Standard Version w/ Apocrypha He came on, intending to take Judea by storm. 23 Having success at arms in everything he undertook, he destroyed more than twenty thousand in the two strongholds. 15 Not only this, but the Idumeans themselves controlled certain strategic fortresses and were constantly harassing the Jews. In fact, everyone called Macron a traitor. The Rededication of the Temple(1 Macc 4.36–61) Judas Maccabaeus and his followers, under the leadership of the Lord, recaptured the Temple and the city of Jerusalem. 13 As a result he was accused before Eupator by the king’s Friends. 2 He dared to brand as a schemer against the government the man who was the benefactor of the city, the protector of his compatriots, and a zealous defender of the laws. 20 But those with Simon, who were money-hungry, were bribed by some of those who were in the towers, and on receiving seventy thousand drachmas let some of them slip away. 1 Now Maccabeus and his company, the Lord guiding them, recovered the temple and the city: 2 But the altars which the heathen had built in the open street, and … 1 The Simon mentioned above as the informer about the funds against his own country slandered Onias as the one who incited Heliodorus and instigated the whole miserable affair. 13 A… 35 At dawn on the fifth day, twenty of Judas' men, burning with anger at these insults, bravely climbed the wall and with savage fury chopped down everyone they met. 2 Maccabees 10:1-8 Good News Translation (GNT) The Rededication of the Temple 10 Judas Maccabeus and his followers, under the leadership of the Lord, recaptured the Temple and the city of Jerusalem. 2 Maccabees 10 Now Maccabeus and his followers, the Lord leading them on, recovered the temple and the city; they tore down the altars that had been built in the public square by the foreigners, and also destroyed the sacred precincts. 7 Therefore, carrying ivy-wreathed wands and beautiful branches and also fronds of palm, they offered hymns of thanksgiving to him who had given success to the purifying of his own holy place. 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