Apocrypha / Deuterocanonical Books

1 Maccabees (Douay-Reims Bible)

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Cruelty and Violence
Boring Stuff

Dwindling in Unbelief


1 Maccabees: Boring Stuff

  1. More boring wars between the Greeks and the Jews. There's lots of killing here, but since the story doesn't give God credit, I won't either. I'd skip it if I were you -- except for the cool stuff about the amazing elephants in verses 30-37. 6:1-63

  2. "In the mean time...."
    There's lots of killing in this chapter, but not much that can be blamed on God. The battle with Bacchides is the only exception, where Judas's army, with God's help, kills 1000 of Bachides' soldiers.
    There is only one other thing worth mentioning here. Judas dies (Thank goodness!) and his brother Jonathan takes over overseeing God's killings. "And Jonathan ... destroyed the wicked out of Israel." 9:1-73

  3. Boring letters and Godless battles. Nothing to see here. 10:1-89

  4. More boring messages and Godless battles. 11:1-70

  5. Even more boring letters and (more of less) Godless wars. 12:1-54

  6. Still more boring letters and (more of less) Godless wars. 13:1-54

  7. The glories of Simon 14:1-49

  8. Will the boring letters and silly wars ever stop? 15:1-41