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Bible (DRV) Apocrypha/Deuterocanon: 1 & 2 Maccabees

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The Apocrypha/Deuterocanon: 1 & 2 Maccabees in the Douay-Rheims Version (DRV) is a fascinating and important addition to the Bible. These two books provide a detailed account of the events surrounding the Maccabean Revolt, a crucial period in Jewish history.

The DRV translation is clear and easy to read, making it accessible to readers of all levels. The detailed footnotes and annotations help to provide context and background information, enriching the reader's understanding of the text.

1 & 2 Maccabees offer valuable insights into the struggles faced by the Jewish people during this turbulent time, as well as the importance of faith and perseverance in the face of adversity. The stories of brave leaders and courageous warriors serve as powerful examples of the strength and resilience of the human spirit.

Overall, the Apocrypha/Deuterocanon: 1 & 2 Maccabees is a valuable addition to any library, providing readers with a deeper understanding of the historical and spiritual significance of these important texts.

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These books are so called, because they contain the history of the people of God under the command of Judas Machabeus and his brethren: and he, as some will have it, was surnamed Machabeus, from carrying in his ensigns, or standards, those words of Exodus 15.11, Who is like to thee among the strong, O Lord: in which the initial letters, in the Hebrew, are M. C. B. E. I. It is not known who is the author of these books. But as to their authority, though they are not received by the Jews, saith St. Augustine, they are received by the church: who, in settling her canon of the scriptures, chose rather to be directed by the tradition she had received from the apostles of Christ, than by that of the scribes and Pharisees. And as the church has declared these two Books canonical, even in two general councils, viz., Florence and Trent, there can be no doubt of their authenticity.

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