2 Maccabees confirms the gospel's teachings about the resurrection of the dead, and Chapter 7 is referenced in Hebrews:what's found in 2 Maccabees that Paul and Silas taught them?
post the verses they were seeking to validate using Maccabees.
Also post the Maccabees verses that they used to validate what Paul and Silas taught them.
those seem very Latinish to me.
. . .others suffered severe punishment, not yet receiving redemption, so that they would find a better resurrection. Hebrews 11:35
The passage from 2 Timothy also supports 2 Maccabees:
. . .from your infancy, you have known the Sacred Scriptures, which are able to instruct you toward salvation, through the faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture, having been divinely inspired, is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in justice, so that the man of God may be perfect, having been trained for every good work. 2 Tim 3:15-16
At the time this passage was written, much of the New Testament had not yet been written and the New Testament would not exist in its current form 250 years or more, but it is still scripture. The consensus of the Church guided by the Holy Spirit determined the canon of the New Testament. The same consensus included 2 Maccabees as part of the Christian Old Testament, and recognized its teachings about prayer for the departed.