1 and 2 Maccabees is discussed and analyzed.
Martyrdom was an ambiguous concept throughout the development of Kiddush Hashem or the -
martyrdom encompasses those that refuse to disobey Jewish law and practice in
2.1 1 Maccabees scope of 1 Maccabees extends well beyond the initial revolt, as it chronicles rebellion against the Seleucids, concentrating heavily on the various battles that family, illustrating them as the saviors of the Jewish people through their military leadership and situating them in the collective Jewish past and literary history There are many examples of martyrs in 1 Maccabees 1. First, in 1 Maccabees 1, there are those who resolved to continue observing Jewish law despite the threat of capital punishment. Some Jewish mothers continue to circumcise their sons despite Antiochusâ€™s decree against them, are killed, and have their babies hung around their necks. According to Shepkaru, this death does not tyrdom, by retreating to different hiding places in order to practice Jewish law
Published on Apr 10, 2013
Personal Study, Personal Religion McGill University Undergraduate Journal of Religious Studies