Antiochus IV


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Antiochus IV

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(Biography) ?215–164 bc, Seleucid king of Syria (175–164), who attacked the Jews and provoked the revolt of the Maccabees
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He says, "Early Anabaptists knew the books of the Maccabees and were impressed with how the Jews endured persecution and martyrdom in the days of Antiochus IV.
The best-known account is that it commemorates an episode in the time of Hellenistic persecution of the Jews under Antiochus IV Ephiphanes during the second century BCE, the time of the Second Temple.
Three years later, Seleucus IV was assassinated and was succeeded by his son Antiochus IV, who was the ruler, who according to II Maccabees, eventually issued an edict of persecution against the Jewish people and desecrated the Temple in Jerusalem leading to the Maccabean Revolt.
It was in the time when the land of Israel was part of the Syrian empire, under the rule of King Antiochus IV and life began to get tough for the Jewish people.
Some 150 years after Alexander's death, the Greek Syrian ruler Antiochus IV, Epiphanies -- ``god incarnate,'' as he referred to himself -- instituted policies that were completely opposite of Alexander's.
The holiday commemorates the successful Jewish revolt led by Judah Maccabee against the oppressive government of Antiochus IV in 165 B.
Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights, an eight-day commemoration of the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem by the Macabees after their victory over Syrian tyrant Antiochus IV in about 165 B.
In 164 BCE, a small band of Jewish rebels called Maccabees ("hammers") managed through hit-and-run tactics to defeat the powerful Seleucid army of Antiochus IV and drive his Greek overlords from Judea.
Real" outsiders had not defiled their food, and left them no choice but to survive on "grasses:" they were not Roman captives, nor were there persecutions of Antiochus IV in their day.
The Book of Daniel is set in a time in which the Israelites were dominated and persecuted by the cruel ruler Antiochus IV Epiphanes, probably about 165 B.
The small group of Jewish rebels defeated the powerful forces of King Antiochus IV.
Older than Thanksgiving, Hanukkah lasts for eight days and celebrates the successful rebellion of the Maccabees against Antiochus IV Epiphanes, after which the candles of the temple burned for eight days on a supply meant only for one.