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Sunday, 8 February 2015
The Maccabean Connection

Judaism, the First Phase: the Place of Ezra and Nehemiah in the Origins of Judaism,
Joseph Blenkinsopp, Eerdmans, 2009, page 175-176

A number of Jewish sources, 1 Esdras and 2 Maccabees, draw parallels between Nehemiah and Judah Maccabee. Nehemiah establishe temple archives, Judah Maccabee collected books lost during the war of independence. Blenkinsopp adds:

The Maccabean adoption of Nehemiah as patron androle model can readily be understood in the light of his political and religious aims and achievements: defending the integrity of Judah from external armies, restoring and preserving the purity f the temple and the legitimacy of the high priesthood and nation building in general.

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