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2 Maccabees 6
- "Not long after this, the king sent an Athenian a senator b to compel the Jews to forsake the laws of their fathers and cease to live by the laws of God, "
- "and also to pollute the temple in Jerusalem and call it the temple of Olympian Zeus, and to call the one in Geri'zim the temple of Zeus the Friend of Strangers, as did the people who dwelt in that place."
- Harsh and utterly grievous was the onslaught of evil.