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Routledge Focus on Biblical Studies

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This new series, part of the Routledge Focus short-form programme, provides a venue for the most up-to-date research in the field of Biblical Studies across a wide range of topics, from focussed studies on specific texts, to works on topical issues.

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The Family Romance of Martyrdom in Second Maccabees

The Family Romance of Martyrdom in Second Maccabees

1st Edition

By Naomi Janowitz
February 03, 2017

Centering on the first extant martyr story (2 Maccabees 7), this study explores the "autonomous value" of martyrdom. The story of a mother and her seven sons who die under the torture of the Greek king Antiochus displaces the long-problematic Temple sacrificial cult with new cultic practices, and ...

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