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Christian Memories of the Maccabean Martyrs Daniel Joslyn-Siemiatkoski

Christian Memories of the Maccabean Martyrs

Daniel Joslyn-Siemiatkoski

Published August 15th 2009
ISBN : 9780230602793
Hardcover
272 pages
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This book examines late antique and medieval devotional texts and materials, ranging from the eastern Mediterranean to northwestern Europe, related to the Maccabean martyrs. This unique group of people were Jews who died for the Mosaic Law before theMoreThis book examines late antique and medieval devotional texts and materials, ranging from the eastern Mediterranean to northwestern Europe, related to the Maccabean martyrs. This unique group of people were Jews who died for the Mosaic Law before the birth of Jesus. Joslyn-Siemiatkoski demonstrates that Christian thinkers constructed memories of the Maccabean martyrs that simultaneously appropriated Jewish traditions and obscured the Jewish origins of Christianity.