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Idioms in 1 Maccabees: Revised

Once again I opened my trusty LXX to 1 Maccabees and discovered something interesting.  I previously mentioned that the author used πιπτω as a euphemism for death.  Well, when translating, I found this expression “contrasted” with the verb θανατοω “to … Continue reading

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Idioms in 1 Maccabees

As you might be aware, I have been doing a bit of translation in the first book of Maccabees. I have noticed a couple of idioms that I would like to share. The first is the tendency for the author … Continue reading

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Joshua, A Judge of Israel?

I came across an interesting passage in my translation of 1 Maccabees.  As an aside, some of you might be wondering why I am reading this book since it is not a part of the Protestant canon, but it might … Continue reading

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