Righteous Revolt: 1 Maccabees 15–16Simon’s son, John Hyrcanus, secures the peace of Judea, and we discuss the meaning(s) of history as the narrative comes to a close.
Righteous Revolt: 1 Maccabees 11–12Jonathan navigates the perils of Greek politics and runs aground. Plus: History has layers!
Righteous Revolt: Theron Mathis Interview Discussing the ongoing relevance of the Apocrypha in church and devotional life
Righteous Revolt: 1 Maccabees 10Jonathan plays Syrian politics and wins big. Plus: We take a deep dive into Jewish festivals.
Righteous Revolt: 1 Maccabees 7–9Alcimus, a compromising priest, takes the stage; Judas gets the band back together; and Israel allies with Rome. Plus: How the heck did everyone get…
Righteous Revolt: 1 Maccabees 5–6Antiochus the Madman dies, the Seleucids loosen their grip, and the Jews take another step toward freedom.
Righteous Revolt: Bonusode on BooksA look inside some of our favorite books for studying the so-called Apocrypha. Plus: How did ancient Jews access the Torah?
Righteous Revolt: 1 Maccabees 3–4 Judas Maccabeus takes charge, earns his nickname “The Hammer,” and dedicates the Temple. Plus: What do ugly Hanukkah sweaters have to do with foreign…
Righteous Revolt: 1 Maccabees 2Mattathias refuses participation in pagan worship and starts a revolt before dying and leaving his sons in charge. Plus, more canon fodder: Why did the…
Righteous Revolt: 1 Maccabees 1The rise of tyrant and “madman” Antiochus Epiphanes, the Jews that accommodated Greek dominance, and the start of resistance.