II Maccabees

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Noun1.II Maccabees - an Apocryphal book describing the life of Judas MaccabaeusII Maccabees - an Apocryphal book describing the life of Judas Maccabaeus
Apocrypha - 14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic Church) accept all these books as canonical; the Russian Orthodox Church accepts these texts as divinely inspired but does not grant them the same status
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The order of the king was sent to Heliodorus, who was probably the same person mentioned in the book of II Maccabees.
The story in Maccabees of the mother and her seven sons who were burned to death for resisting a pagan emperor is a familiar one to Christians (II Maccabees 7).
Thus, one chapter deals with historical fiction (Esther, Tobit, Judith, Susanna, II Maccabees) and another with humor in biblical recreations (Testament of Abraham, Testament of Job, Artapanus).