Michael D. Coogan

in The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha, Augmented Third Edition, New Revised Standard Version

Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9780195288803
Published online April 2009 |

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(217 bce). The abruptness with which the book opens and the use of the Greek conjunctive particle “de” may indicate that the introduction to 3 Maccabees has not survived (see also 2.25n. ). Alternatively, the account of the battle may have been excerpted from a historical source. It resembles the account given by the second century bce historian Polybius (book 5), who also reports a plot to kill the king, but not the role of Dositheus in foiling it.

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