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Third Book of Maccabees

LC control no.n 80083795
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Uniform title headingThird Book of Maccabees
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Variant(s)Bible. Maccabees, 3rd
3 Maccabees (Apocryphal book)
Maccabaeorum liber tertius
3rd Maccabees (Apocryphal book)
Third Maccabees (Apocryphal book)
Bible. O.T. Apocryphal books. 3 Maccabees
Found inEnglish Wikipedia, viewed August 27, 2020 (The Third Book of Maccabees, also called 3 Maccabees (or "Ptolemaics" by Pseudo-Athanasius) is found in most Orthodox Bibles as a part of the Anagignoskomena. Catholics consider it to be an example of pseudepigrapha and do not regard it as canonical. Protestants, with the exception of the Moravian Brethren who include it in the Apocrypha of the Czech Kralice Bible and Polish GdanĖsk Bible, likewise regard it as non-canonical. It is included in the Bible used by the Armenian Apostolic Church. Despite the title, the book has nothing to do with the Maccabees or their revolt against the Seleucid Empire, as described in 1 Maccabees and 2 Maccabees; instead it tells the story of persecution of the Jews under Ptolemy IV Philopator (222-205 BC), some decades before the Maccabee uprising)