Is 3 Maccabees an Exodus Story?

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Authors employ the tactic of deliberate ambiguity for diverse reasons. At times, it indicates the author’s avoidance of expressing a clear position; at other times, the ambiguity itself is the author’s position. Texts of oppressed or dominated groups that do not enjoy freedom of expression and thus must disguise their true messages, are an example of the first situation¹. The position of 3 Maccabees regarding the relationship between the Jews and the king, the kingdom and the gentiles should be explored as an illustration of this issue².In this paper, I present the occurrence of the Exodus motif in the
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationThe Books of the Maccabees
Subtitle of host publicationLiterary, Historical, and Religious Perspectives
PublisherPeeters Publishers
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9789042950214
StatePublished - 2022


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