• Reading Aid: 2 Maccabees and the History of Jason of Cyrene Reconsidered

    Author(s):
    Francis Borchardt (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    Ancient Greece & Rome, Ancient Near East, Biblical Studies, Jewish Studies, Religious Studies
    Subject(s):
    Bible, Classical Greek literature, Literary criticism
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6PW9Q
    Abstract:
    This article investigates the prefatory material in 2 Maccabees (2:19-32; 15:38-39) in order to reveal the motivation and attitude of the epitomator of 2 Maccabees toward the text he is adapting. The article argues that the concept of auxiliary texts, recog- nized in Graeco-Roman and Hellenistic texts by classicist Markus Dubischar, is the lens through which to properly understand the preface and therefore the scribe’s motivation for textual adaptation. The article further employs these conclusions to question whether other texts from the Judean milieu might also be best understood in this category.
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