Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz – Why Aren’t the Books of the Maccabees in the Bible?

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Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz
Why Aren’t the Books of the Maccabees in the Bible?

Sunday 18th December 2016, 8pm
Bnei Akiva, Salford

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Why Aren’t the Books of the Maccabees in the Bible?
How do we know about the story of the Maccabees and the origins of Chanukah? It turns out that there are no less than four books linked to this important episode in our history. So why aren’t any of them part of the Bible?

About Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz
Lindsey studied archaeology at Cambridge and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and has recently completed PhD at UCL, on the religious lives of Orthodox Jewish women. She has taught and developed courses at LSJS since 2004, and teaches regularly in the community, as well as occasionally lecturing at Cambridge University and King’s College London. She edits books for the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization and has written articles and book reviews for the Jewish Chronicle. Lindsey is a graduate of the LSJS Susi Bradfield Women Educators’ Programme.

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