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2 Maccabees

1:1-9 Letter to the Jews in Egypt
1:10-17 Letter to Aristobulus
1:18-36 Fire Consumes Nehemiah’s Sacrifice
2:1-18 Jeremiah Hides the Tent, Ark, and Altar
2:19-32 Compiler’s Preface
3:1-21 Arrival of Heliodorus in Jerusalem
3:22-30 Lord Protects His Temple
3:31-34 Onias Prays for Heliodorus
3:35-40 Conversation of Heliodorus
4:1-6 Simon Accuses Onias
4:7-17 Jason’s Reforms
4:18-22 Jason Introduces Greek Customs
4:23-29 Menelaus Becomes High Priest
4:30-38 Murder of Onias; and the Punishment of Andronicus
4:39-50 Unpopularity of Lysimachus and Menelaus
5:1-14 Jason Tries to Regain Control
5:15-27 Pillage of the Temple
6:1-11 Suppression of Judaism
6:12-17 Providential Significance of the Persecution
6:18-21 Martyrdom of Eleazar
7:1-42 Martyrdom of the Seven Brothers
8:1-11 Revolt of Judas Maccabeus
8:12-20 Preparation for Battle
8:21-36 Judas Defeats Nicanor
9:1-12 Last Campaign of Antiochus Ephiphanes
9:13-18 Antiochus Makes a Promise to God
9:19-29 Antiochus’ Letter and Death
10:1-13 Purification of the Temple
10:14-23 Campaign in Idumea
10:24-38 Judas Defeats Timothy
11:1-38 Lysias Besieges Beth-zur
12:1-9 Incidents at Joppa and Jamnia
12:10-16 Campaign in Gilead
12:17-25 Judas Defeats Timothy’s Army
12:26-31 Judas Winds Other Victories
12:32-37 Judas Defeats Gorgias
12:38-45 Prayers for Those Killed in Battle
13:1-8 Menelaus I Put to Death
13:9-17 Battle Near Modein
13:18-26 Antiochus Makes a Treaty with the Jews
14:1-14 Alcimus Speaks against Judas
14:15-25 Nicanor Makes Friends with Judas
14:26-36 Nicanor Turns against Judas
14:37-46 Razis Dies for His Country
15:1-5 Nicanor’s Arrogance
15:6-19 Judas Prepares the Jews for Battle
15:20-36 Defeat and Death of Nicanor
15:37-39 Compiler’s Epilogue

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