6.3.9 Jewish Antiquities


This excerpt is from the work of Romano-Jewish historian Flavius Josephus (37 – 100 CE), in which he describes the eight-day celebration that followed the recapturing of Jerusalem and re-dedication of the Temple by Judas Maccabeus. He ordered the Temple to be purified by cleaning and replacing the two altars and the furnishings. Josephus’s details describe the customs for sacrificing in the Temple.

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