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2 Maccabees is an Apocryphal text written in the intertestamental period that focuses on the Jewish Maccabean revolt against Antiochus IV Epiphanes.

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How is 2 Maccab 12 :42-44 interpreted by denominations not accepting the existence of purgatory? [migrated]

We read in 2 Maccab 12: 42-44: Then, Judas, that great man, urged the people to keep away from sin, because they had seen for themselves what had happened to those men who had sinned. He also took ...
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2 Maccabees 1:36: original version of the verse

Some translations of 2 Maccabees 1:36 seem to explain the etymology of the term "Naphtha": Nehemi′ah and his associates called this “nephthar”, which means purification, but by most people ...
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In 2 Maccabees 12, Why did Pharisaic Jews believe posthumus money could purify souls of dead sinners - in contrast to Torah of Leviticus 17:11?

Based on [2 Maccabees 12:39-45, NRSV] we learn Judas Maccabeus believed the souls of dead idolaters were never fully atoned for through their own physical deaths (shedding of their blood) in contrast ...
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Who are the "tortured and refused their release....world was not worthy of them" people in Hebrews 11:35?

Hebrews 11 Others were tortured and refused their release, so that they might gain a better resurrection. Still others endured mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned ...
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Is "eternal fire" in Jude 7 an allusion to 4 Maccabees 9:9?

NIV Jude 1: 5Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lordc at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe. 6And the ...
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Does 1 Corinthians 15 & 2 Maccabees 12 reflect a belief in both the sacrificial nature of the Eucharist, as well as a belief in 'purgatory'? [closed]

Question: Since Christians went on to offer the Eucharist on for the dead,1 is it tenable, based on 1 Corinthians, namely the portion cited below, to see 1 Corinthians in particular as a reference to ...
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According to 2 Maccabees 7:28, from what is mankind created?

2 Maccabees 7:28 (GNT) states, So I urge you, my child, to look at the sky and the earth. Consider everything you see there, and realize that God made it all from nothing, just as he made the human ...
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Did Alcimus give away the crown of the High Priest?

Did Alcimus give away the crown of the High Priest (Exo 28:36)? Or another golden crown? "Came to king Demetrius in the year one hundred and fifty, presenting unto him a crown of gold, and a ...
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How is 2 Maccabees 12:40-46 to be understood?

In 2 Maccabees 12:40-46, it says, And they found under the coats of the slain some of the donaries of the idols of Jamnia, which the law forbiddeth to the Jews: so that all plainly saw, that ...
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