This volume covers 1 Maccabees, a part of the Apocrypha, and includes timelines, a more than fifty page introduction, and verse-by-verse commentary.
There are no better books in exposition of the different parts of Scripture than those contained in the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges. The series has long since established its claim to an honorable place in the front rank of first-rate commentaries; and the teacher or preacher who masters its volumes will be, like Apollos, mighty in the Scriptures.
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W. Fairweather and J.S. Black were nineteenth century theologians, biblical scholars, and authors.