1 Maccabees

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1 Maccabees 1

the first book of the

1 Maccabees

    Alexander the Great

  1. "After Alexander son of Philip, the Macedonian, who came from the land of Kittim, had defeated a Dari'us, king of the Persians and the Medes, he succeeded him as king. (He had previously become king of Greece.) "
  2. "He fought many battles, conquered strongholds, and put to death the kings of the earth. "
  3. "He advanced to the ends of the earth, and plundered many nations. When the earth became quiet before him, he was exalted, and his heart was lifted up. "
  4. Antiochus Epiphanes and Renegade Jews

    Antiochus in Egypt

    Persecution of the Jews

    The Occupation of Jerusalem

    Installation of Gentile Cults