PRZESŁANIE „PIEŚNI POCHWALNEJ” NA CZEŚĆ JUDY MACHABEUSZA (1MCH 3,3-9)
THE MESSAGE OF „THE SONG OF PRAISE” IN HONOR OF JUDAS MACCABEUS (1MACC 3,3-9)
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“The Song of praise” in honor of Judas Maccabeus is one of the poetic fragments of 1Macc. As shown by exegetes, the original version of the song was created in Hebrew, therefore one can perceive characteristic features of Hebrew poetry in it. Looking at the message of the song, the author of the song – praising the person and deeds of Judas Maccabeus – shows him as the savior of Israel sent by God, who fought in defense of the Law, the covenant and the Jewish people. The final result of actions taken by Judas was reversal of God’s wrath from the Jewish community (1Macc 3:8). As emphasized by the author of the song, Judas Maccabeus coveredhis name with glory, which “resounded to the ends of the earth” (1Macc 3:9), and “extended the fame of his people” (1Macc 3:3).
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