The Holy Maccabean Martyrs - the Youngest Brother and His Mother Stand before Antiochus
Illustration of the youngest brother of the Holy Maccabees, one of seven Jewish brother who were martyred by the king. The boy stands with his mother, her right hand on his shoulder, his left arm raised. A soldier stands behind them in full armor, holding a spear. Antiochus sits on his throne, right arm propped on the armrest and holding his scepter. A low table holds a plate with a roasted pig head. A fork is stuck into the pork. A man in the background leans on a fasces.
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Right Rev. Richard Gilmour, D.D. Bible History: Containing the Most Remarkable Events of the Old and New Testaments, with a Compendium of Church History (New York, NEW YORK (NY): Benziger Brothers, 1904) 121