1. Of Cyrene, an Hellenist Jew, wrote the history of the Maccabees, and of the wars of the Jews against Antiochus Epiphanes and his son Eupator, in five books.
He must therefore have written after B. C. 162.
The second book of Maccabees, in the Apocrypha, with the exception of the two spurious epistles at the beginning, is an abridgement of the work of Jason. (2 Maccab. 2.21-24; Prideaux, Connection,
vol. iii. pp. 264, 265, ed. 1729.)