Books of the Maccabees

The Books of the Maccabees are books concerned with the Maccabees, the leaders of the Jewish rebellion against the Seleucid dynasty, or related subjects.

The term mostly refers to two deuterocanonical books contained in various canons of the Bible:

The term also commonly refers to two further works:

The term may also refer to:

The three books of Meqabyan from Ethiopia are similar in name but completely different in content.


Wikisource has the text of a 1905 New International Encyclopedia article about Books of the Maccabees.
  1. 1 2 3 'Maccabees, Books of, 3-5.' International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (via Last accessed: 7 May 2013.
  2. 1 2 3 4 James R. Davila, 'The More Old Testament Pseudepigrapha Project.' U of St. Andrews. Last accessed: 7 May 2013.
  3. John Malalas. Chronographia. Edited by Ludwig A. Dindorf. Vol. 15 of Corpus Scriptorum Historiae Byzantinae. Bonn: Weber, 1831.
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