The Maccabees Take Back Israel!!
by James and Connor
Background of the Revolt
The Maccabees Revolt
The Persian Empire
The land Persia had control over in 490 B.C.
He controlled the Persian Empire after Alexander the Great.
Mattathias and his five sons, also known as the Maccabees.
Israel is Restored
Jerusalem After the Revolt
After Israel had been restored by the Maccabees, the temple that Antiochus IV changed into Greek worship had been rededicated to God. More lands were being conquered by the sons of Mattathias including Judah. They were no longer under Greek rule, and they had made alliances with both Sparta and Rome after their victory. The people were allowed to worship God freely again instead of worshiping Greek gods.