Israel under the Maccabees — Bible Mapper Blog

As the Seleucid Empire continued to lose land to rival powers and internal revolts, Antiochus IV Epiphanes sought to unify his diverse domain by forcing Greek religious and political practices upon all his subjects (1 Maccabees 1; 2 Maccabees 6-7). Eventually his harsh policies fomented open rebellion by faithful Jews under the leadership of Mattathias…

Israel under the Maccabees — Bible Mapper Blog

Author: squeaky2

Education: BA, M.Div., BBA Profession: Carpenter (retired)

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