1 Maccabees

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an Apocryphal book describing the life of Judas Maccabaeus

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First Maccabees in particular bears witness to the existence of many Jews who denied that Antiochus's Hellenizing program was a crisis at all; rather, it was an opportunity to appreciate and learn from the wider world's wisdom.