The Maccabean Revolt Is the First Religious War

By Prophecy in the News - October 11, 2017 at 01:19PM

Antiochus IV Epiphanes, ( Greek: “God Manifest”) also called Antiochus Epimanes (the Mad) (born c. 215 BC—died 164, Tabae, Iran), Seleucid king of the Hellenistic Syrian kingdom who reigned from 175 to 164 BC. As a ruler, he was best known for his encouragement of Greek culture and institutions. His attempts to suppress Judaism brought on the Wars of the Maccabees. Antiochus forestalled an Egyptian expedition to Palestine by invading Egypt. He defeated the […] The post The Maccabean...

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