The Maccabees

The Maccabees were a Jewish family, descendants of Mattathias, though the more accurate term is Asmoneans, derived from Hashmon, the name of the great-grandfather of Mattathias. The latter came to the front during the persecution of the Jews by Antiochus Epiphanes, 167 B.C. The other prominent members of the family were his sons, Judas and Jonathan Maccabseus; his brother Simon, and the latter’s son, John Hyrcanus. The son of the last-named is known in history as Aristobulus.

The history of the Maccabees is contained in five books bearing that name, two of the books being included in the Apocrypha. The Romish Church deem four of the books to be canonical, but the Protestant Church regard none as such.

Over Christadelphians

Free Christadelphians or Brothers and sisters in Christ, living in Belgium, European Union. - Vrijë Christadelphians of Broeders en zusters in Christus wonende in België in de Europese Unie.
Dit bericht werd geplaatst in Bible or Holy Scriptures, History, Portrait - Biblical figures en getagged met , , , , , , , , , , , , . Maak dit favoriet permalink.

Laat een Reactie achter - Leave a Reply

Vul je gegevens in of klik op een icoon om in te loggen. logo

Je reageert onder je account. Log uit /  Bijwerken )

Google photo

Je reageert onder je Google account. Log uit /  Bijwerken )


Je reageert onder je Twitter account. Log uit /  Bijwerken )

Facebook foto

Je reageert onder je Facebook account. Log uit /  Bijwerken )

Verbinden met %s

Deze site gebruikt Akismet om spam te bestrijden. Ontdek hoe de data van je reactie verwerkt wordt.