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Maccabees

Both Origen and Jerome knew that 1 Maccabees had been composed in Hebrew (Jerome saw a copy), but no Hebrew text has survived. The only preserved Greek translation is literal and contains several translation errors, and it is widely agreed that the Old Latin version was made from a different Greek rendering (Goldstein even suggests, perhaps too ambitiously, that the translators were able to consult the Hebrew).

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