See also 1 Maccabees 5:62 where the military victory of the Jews is called “salvation (σωτηρια).” In 9:21 Judas Maccabeus is mourned as “the saviour (σωζων) of Israel.” In 2 Maccabees 2:17–18, God’s acts of political liberation are celebrated, especially the success of Judas Maccabeus; “God (is the one who) has saved (ο σωσας) all his people and has given back the inheritance to all, and the kingdom, and the priesthood, and sanctuary, as he promised through the law” (see also 2 Maccabees 1:11, 25).