blakrose at swbell.net
Thu Jul 17 14:01:44 PDT 2003
i should add here that the Seleucids were one of the
remnants of Alexanders empire----the Seleucid empire
composed what today is Turkey,Iran,Irag,Syria, parts
of southern USSR(formerly)and points further east.
their king was Antiochus IV at about this time
sorry to ramble on so
--- giles nemeton <blakrose at swbell.net> wrote:
> Judah Maccabee was a jewish hero who fought the
> Seleucid Empire's(Syria) domination of his people in
> about 160BCE. Maccabee means 'the Hammer' and is not
> family name. His father was Mattathias of the
> Hasmoneans who lived in the town of Modein not far
> from Jerusalem.
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