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  • With a forward pack whose average age was only 20 it was not surprising they were unable to hold the juggernaut 'Macc' pack, a problem that has been prevalent throughout the season.


  • They should've dropped Macc (and his "last crusade" cliche death).

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  • Non-Jewish sources from the Second Temple period through the rabbinic period regard circumcision as the most prominent marker of Jewish difference (Horace, Persius, Suetonius, Tacitus, Histories 5.5.1 – 2; Theodosian Code, on the nota judaica; Cohen, 39 – 42), as much as the Jewish sources ranging from the author of I Macc. to Josephus, Philo and Paul.

    Gender Identity In Halakhic Discourse.

  • The martyrology, set in Judea and Jerusalem, that stretches from 2 Macc 6: 37 – 38; 8: 3 – 5, beginning with the deaths of the circumcising mothers and climaxing with the martyrdom of the mother and her seven sons, now comes to an end.

    Martyred Mother with seven sons (2MACC): Apocrypha.

  • The martyrology in 2 Macc 6: 7 – 7: 42 (the first of its kind in the Bible) lists stories of those who choose death over apostasy.

    Martyred Mother with seven sons (2MACC): Apocrypha.

  • According to 2 Maccabees, in the second century b.c.e. the Seleucid king Antiochus IV outlaws temple worship, observance of Sabbaths and holy days, circumcision, and the keeping of Torah, and rules that the Jews who will not adopt Greek customs are to die (2 Macc 6: 9).

    Martyred Mother with seven sons (2MACC): Apocrypha.

  • The following verse offers further clarification when the woman declares “no seducer corrupted me on a desert plain, nor did the destroyer, the deceitful serpent, defile the purity of my virginity” (4 Macc 18: 8).

    Eve: Apocrypha.

  • A clear, though indirect, allusion to Eve is found in 4 Macc 18: 7.

    Eve: Apocrypha.

  • One text mentions her by name (Tob 8: 6), and four others allude to her (Sir 25: 24; 40: 1; 42: 13; 4 Macc 18: 7).

    Eve: Apocrypha.

  • She taught her sons through her example as a good wife while their father was alive (his death is mentioned in 4 Macc 18: 9; he is absent in 2 Maccabees).

    Martyred mother with seven sons (4MACC): Apocrypha.


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