By this time, the Hellenizing
influence of the Greeks that had so transformed the Near East in the wake of Alexander the Great was beginning to cause division even in Judea and the temple city of Jerusalem.
Therein, the ancient author has offered an emotional history of the revolt of the Jews against the Seleucids, whose leader, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, was fiercely intent upon Hellenizing
all under his command.
He suffered, he grew bitter while in Rome, as he sensed, in conversation with his friends, the scions of great houses, in the tact and courtesy they showed him, he the son of King Seleucus Philopater, he felt that there was always, secretly, a slighting of those Hellenizing
dynasties which had fallen: they were not for serious action, and most unsuitable to rule the people.
The Pharisees are defenders of the Law, successors of the Hasidim (the "pious ones") who fought with the Maccabees against the Hellenizing
Seleucid kings and were instrumental in preserving the faith of Israel.
The second part consists of case studies involving the Armenian Bible and apocrypha, major works of Armenian historiography, the Hellenizing
School, Medieval poetic texts, and texts of the modern and contemporary periods.
However, the reasons for the incorporation of Greek names into Babylonian families have not been given due consideration, and have been simplistically assumed to be the product of Hellenizing
In 175 BC, the party of reforming Jews allied themselves with the Seleucid king, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, in an attempt to speed up the Hellenizing
Patterson's study is also conscientious and cheerful about regarding primary source conundrums concerning mythical ancestry in Greek and Hellenizing
kinship diplomacy as being "a puzzle box [that] beckons to the historian" to resolve (165).
For instance, they agree that the overt Hellenizing
pressure being exerted by Antiochus IV Epiphanes represented a crisis for the true believers of God within Judaism.
Pilch also notes that Israelite culture didn't encounter Greek medicinal practice until the fourth century B.C., when Alexander the Great started Hellenizing
the Mediterranean world.
* Shlomo Riskin, rabbi of Efrat, writes an impassioned letter to "the new Hasmoneans, the Maccabees who do not bow their heads before the Hellenizing
priest establishment"that is, the settlers who have instigated attacks on mosques and IDF facilities.
art in ancient Nubia, 300 BC-AD 250, and its Egyptian models; a study in "acculturation".