2nd Maccabees

  2nd Maccabees, despite the number ordering, discusses the line of succession of the High Priest of Yerushalayim and the events leading up to the rule of Antiochus Epiphanes and the Maccabees. While mentioning the succession of the Kohen HaGadol, it is also a good time to mention that it was during these times, particularly after the death of Shim’on the Just (Also known as Shim’on I son of Onias I), that the people of the land no longer used the Sacred name of Yahweh. It is doubtful that the name is found in the original manuscripts and may have been replaced by Adonai or HaShem. See the Study on Deities and the True Elohim for more information!
2-Maccabees picChapters:
2nd Maccabees – Chapters 1-4
2nd Maccabees – Chapters 5-8
2nd Maccabees – Chapters 9-12
2nd Maccabees – Chapter 13-15