The Books of Maccabees were written in the 2nd century BCE, during the time of the Hasmonean dynasty. They tell the story of the Maccabean Revolt, a Jewish uprising against the Seleucid Empire. The books are named after the Maccabees, the Jewish rebel leader Judas Maccabeus.
Other related questions:
Who Wrote the Book of Maccabees in the Catholic Bible?
The Book of Maccabees is not in the Catholic Bible.
What is the time frame for the Books of Maccabees?
There is no definitive answer to this question, as the books themselves do not provide a specific timeline. However, scholars generally believe that the events described in the Books of Maccabees took place in the mid-2nd century BCE.
When was the Book of Maccabees added to the Bible?
The Book of Maccabees was not added to the Bible.
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