n Journal for Semitics - The intention, genre, dating and provenance of 2 and 4 Maccabees : Septuagint conference articles (LXXSA 2014)

Volume 24, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1013-8471


There is a relationship between 2 and 4 Maccabees. The author of 4 Maccabees clearly made use of 2 Maccabees. There are also differences between these writings. These differences pertain to inter alia genre, intention and provenance. Suitable criteria need to be formulated to address this issue. In order to determine the provenance of these individual books, this paper analyses internal (linguistic) and external (historical) criteria.

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