The Revolt

La"Tia Franklin

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- The Jews distinguished their religion from Hellenism by calling it "Judaism"

- Philip's son, Alexander the Great, conquered lands all the way to India.

Persian Empire

The first of these was established by Cyrus the Great in 550 BC, with the Persian conquest of Media,Lydia and Babylonia.

The Jews prospered under Persian rule

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Philip of Macedon

The Macedonian Empire included Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.), Albania, and Greece.
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The division of Religion

Ptolemaios Philadelphos, 309–246 BCE) was the king of Ptolemaic Egypt from 283 to 246 BCE. He was the son of the founder of the Ptolemaic kingdom Ptolemy I Soter and Berenice, and was educated by Philitas of Cos. He had two half-brothers, Ptolemy Keraunos and Meleager, who both became kings of Macedonia (in 281 BCE and 279 BCE respectively), and who both died in the Gallic invasion of 280–279 BCE. Ptolemy was first married to Arsinoë I, daughter of Lysimachus, who was the mother of his legitimate children; after her repudiation he married his full sister Arsinoe II, the widow of Lysimachus.

ptolemy II

Had the Jewish scriptures translated into Greek to serve the needs of the Greek-speaking Jewish community

- It is known as the Septuigant because it was translated by 70 scholars


Jews sided against each other in Had the Jewish scriptures translated into Greek to serve the needs of the Greek-speaking Jewish community

- It is known as the Septuigant because it was translated by 70 scholars

Jews sided against each other in Jerusalem

- Some Jews sided with the Hellenizers

- Other faithful Jews avoided the Greeks (and the Hellenizing Jews) and were offended by themJerusalem

- Some Jews sided with the Hellenizers

- Other faithful Jews avoided the Greeks (and the Hellenizing Jews) and were offended by them

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Desecration

Antiochus iv becomes the new ruler and wanted a full Greek empire . Also wanting every one to worship the Greek religion,

the people called him EPIMANES- Greek for out of his mind

he relied upon hellenization of worship for the jews

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maccabees ~ Judas 3rd son of Mattatius and his brothers were there to support and help out .

Maqqabh meaning hammer.

most of judah was won .

alliances with sparta and rome were made

jewish families celebrate with hunukkah

it too 3 years to rebuild the temple