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Six-Word Commentaries: Deuterocanonical Edition

My Very Short Commentaries post was a favorite of mine and several of you readers. Even though I nudged and prodded, however, I couldn’t get anybody to take me up on suggesting a six-word commentary for any of the Deuterocanonical or Apocryphal books of the Old Testament. I’d really like to have these done before I teach Old Testament intro next spring. So how about it? Any good ideas? Here are a couple of suggestions to get the ball rolling:

Tobit
Courage, righteous ones, angels are working. (D. P.)

Judith
A beautiful widow’s faith saves Bethulia. (D. P.)

1 Maccabees
Rebels with cause: beat those Greeks. (Mike)
Mattithias’ boys lift the Syrian yoke. (D. P.)

2 Maccabees
Hannukah! Israel is free once again! (D. P.)

Sirach
Heed wise, famous men, like grandpa. (Mike)

Wisdom of Solomon
Don’t let b*stards get you down. (Mike)

The Prayer of Azariah and the Song of the Three Jews
How can I keep from singing? (Mike)

Susanna
Prophet busts peeping toms, saves lady. (Mike)

The Prayer of Manasseh
Prayer on bended knees of heart. (Kevin P. Edgecomb)

Update: Suggestions have begun rolling in! I’ll add them to the master list as they come. Thanks!

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  1. Prayer of Manasseh:

    Prayer on bended knees of heart.

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  2. Mike says:

    Sirach

    Heed wise, famous men, like grandpa.

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  3. Mike says:

    Wisdom of Solomon

    Don’t let b*stards get you down.

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  4. Mike says:

    1&2 Maccabees

    Rebels with cause: beat those Greeks

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  5. D. P. says:

    Hey Mike! Glad to see you’re getting into this! 🙂

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  6. Mike says:

    Susannah and the Elders
    Prophet Busts Peeping Toms, Saves Lady
    or
    Truth Will Out Dirty Old Men

    Song of the Three Holy Children:
    How Can I Keep from Singing?

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  7. Mike says:

    But now the Susanna synopsis is seven words!

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  8. D. P. says:

    Sorry, Mike! I typed from memory, and obviously my memory isn’t what it used to be…. ‘Tis fixed.

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