Apocrypha / Deuterocanonical Books

1 Maccabees (Douay-Reims Bible)

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Cruelty and Violence
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Dwindling in Unbelief


1 Maccabees: Injustice

  1. Mathathias showed his "zeal for the law" by murdering a man on the altar along with an officer of Antiochus. 2:24-25

  2. Before he dies, Mathathias praises some of the nastiest characters in the Bible: Abraham, Phineas, David, Joshua (Jesus) and Elijah (Elias). 2:52-58

  3. "Revenge ye the wrong of your people ... Render to the Gentiles their reward."
    Take revenge on the Gentiles. Kill them all. 2:67-68

  4. Judas Machabeus replaced his father (Mathathias) as the leader of the Jewish terrorists. His first act was to burn "them that troubled his people" (with fire). 3:1-5

  5. "He went through the cities of Juda, and destroyed the wicked out of them." 3:8