Could some explain to our Bible Study Group the history, origins and significant events of the Maccabean revolt. (please, in easy to understand terms)© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 21, 2019, 10:36 am ad1c9bdddf
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Greek hegemony: Hellenism: Greek culture, called Hellenism was spreading all over the territory controlled by the Greeks. They not only conquered militarily, but they Hellenized the cultures which they dominated. Greek language became the dominant , official language of the Med. world. 70 Greek-style cities were constructed under Alexander. Worship of Greek deities was mandatory.
Division of Alexander's empire: When Alexander died in 323 B.C., his four leading generals took control of the empire. The two of importance to Palestine and biblical history were Ptolemy and Seleucid. The Ptolemaic Empire was centered in Egypt. The last of his dynasty was Cleopatra, who died in 30 BC. The Seleucid Empire was centered in ...
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