2 Maccabees 15:36

36 By unanimous vote it was decided that this day would never be forgotten, but would be celebrated each year on the eve of Mordecai's Day, which is the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, called Adar in Aramaic. 1

2 Maccabees 15:36 In-Context

34 Everyone there looked up to heaven and praised the Lord, who had revealed his power and had kept his Temple from being defiled.
35 Judas hung Nicanor's head from the wall of the fort, as a clear proof to everyone of the Lord's help.
36 By unanimous vote it was decided that this day would never be forgotten, but would be celebrated each year on the eve of Mordecai's Day, which is the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, called Adar in Aramaic.
37 That is how things turned out for Nicanor. The city of Jerusalem remained in the possession of the Jewish people from that time on, so I will end my story here.
38 If it is well written and to the point, I am pleased; if it is poorly written and uninteresting, I have still done my best.

Cross References 1

  • 1. 15.361 Maccabees 7.49.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. mordecai's day: [The Festival of Purim (see Es 9.17-22).]