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.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Amity, a reflection on 1 Maccabees 15:1-24

Antiochus, the son of King Demetrius, announced that he intended to take the throne so as to restore it to what it had been. Needing support, he wrote to Simon, reducing the debts and taxes owed, permitting them to coin their own currency, allowing them to protect the sanctuary.

Antiochus led a successful rout of Trypho.

The Romans affirmed their alliance with the Jews.

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