Talk:Books of the Maccabees

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6-8 Maccabees[edit]

See MORE CHRISTIAN APOCRYPHA summarizing the contents of the upcoming "More Old Testament Pseudepigrapha." Under Rewritten Scripture: "Three additional accounts of the Maccabees are included in the project. 6 Maccabees is a Syriac poem which Sigrid Petersen argues shared a lost source with 4 Maccabees. 7 Maccabees is another Syriac work that focuses on the speeches of the mother the seven martyrs, Martha Shamoni, and her sons. And 8 Maccabees is a brief account of the revolt drawing on Seleucid sources and now preserved in the Chronicle of John Malalas, §§206-207." --The One True Fred (talk) 04:32, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Dating conventions amended[edit]

To be more considerately inclusive, especially in articles re: non-Christian materials, I've amended the dating conventions to BCE (Before the Common Era) rather than BC (Before Christ). This has been an accepted form of usage for over 30 years and anything else is basically inconsiderate (and I say that speaking as a Christian who wishes to maintain respectful collegial relationships with those of other faith traditions). (talk) 10:25, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

But both options are offensive to some people. Some people are offended by CE and BCE. -- Jorge Peixoto (talk) 00:36, 18 October 2011 (UTC)