This is the best recent commentary on 2 Maccabees that is available at the moment. [...] Every scholar working on this document should take his [Schwartz's] views into account."Jan Wilhelm van Henten in: Journal of Jewish Studies LXI, 2/2010 "This volume is certain to replace that by J. A. Goldstein as the standard commentary in English."G. J. Brooke in: Book List - Society for Old Testament Study 2009 "Ein ausgezeichneter Kommentar."Barbara Schmitz in: Biblische Notizen 2009 "[...] this undertaking by Schwartz is a great boon to students of (i) ancient Judaism, (ii) a significant episode in Jewish-Greek relations, and (iii) the Septuagint."Frank Shaw in: BMCR 2009.05.51.