I Maccabees

A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary

Daniel R. Schwartz

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A new translation and commentary on I Maccabees that offers a fresh interpretation of the author’s values and purpose

I Maccabees, composed in the second century BCE, chronicles four decades of clashes between Hellenistic Syria and Judea, from Antiochus Epiphanes’s ascent to the throne in 175 BCE to the Hasmoneans’ establishment of an independent Judean state, ruled by Simon and his sons. In this volume, Daniel R. Schwartz provides a new translation of the Greek text and analyzes its historical significance.
 
In dialogue with contemporary scholarship, the introduction surveys the work’s themes, sources, and transmission. The commentary addresses textual details and issues of historical reconstruction, often devoting special attention to the lost Hebrew original and its associations. Schwartz demonstrates that I Maccabees, despite its Hebraic biblical style and its survival within the Christian canon, deviates from biblical and Judaic works by marginalizing God, evincing scorn for martyrs, and ascribing to human power and valor crucial historical roles. This all fits its mandate: justification of the Hasmonean dynasty, especially the Simonides.

Daniel R. Schwartz is the Herbst Family Professor of Judaic Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and academic head of its Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. He lives in Jerusalem.

“An outstanding work of excellent quality, with fresh and coherent interpretations and exemplary engagement with scholarly literature.”—Jan Willem van Henten, University of Amsterdam
ISBN: 9780300159936
Publication Date: April 26, 2022
504 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
2 b/w illus.
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