It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Favorable changes, a reflection on 1 Maccabees 11:20-37

Jonathan publicly made a threat against the king's authority over Jerusalem by laying siege against the citadel. When some dissidents reported to King Demetrius, Jonathan agreed to meet with him but would not give up the siege.

Although some of his own people kept making complaints against him Jonathan won the favor of the king who issued a proclamation that Judea, with the addition of three other districts would be released from paying some taxes.

Note that Judea was given property from Samaria and the distinction between who pays royal taxes and where they worship.

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