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1 Maccabees

1 Maccabees is a book of the Bible which was probably written about 100 BC, after the restoration of an independent Jewish kingdom.

It tells the story of the conquest of Palestine by the Greeks under Alexander the Great, the attempt by the Greeks to impose Greek culture on the Jews.

1 Maccabees is considered to be deuterocanonical/apocryphal.