Historiography


  1. Introductions (LINK)
  2. Historical and Geographic Context (LINK)
  3. Universalism, Particularism, and Parallelism in 1 Maccabees 1 (LINK)
    Prepare 1 Maccabees 1 (PDF)
  4. The Justification for Killing in 1 Macc 2 (LINK)
    Prepare 1 Maccabees 2:1—6:16 (especially chapter 2)
  5. God and Suffering in 1 Macc and 2 Macc (LINK)
    Prepare 2 Maccabees 2:19—5:27 (PDF)
  6. Martyrdom (LINK)
    Prepare 2 Macc 6:1—10:8
  7. Josephus and Historiography (LINK)
    Prepare 1Macc/Josephus Comparison (PDF)
  8. Josephus’ Rewriting of 1 Macc (LINK)
  9. Author, Audience, and Purpose (LINK)
  10. Test