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  • Antiochus Epiphanes and the Temple of Doom

    12/25/2019 10:04:09 PM PST · by ancientart · 5 replies
    Aberdeen American News ^ | 12/26/2019 | Art Marmorstein
    We are in the midst of the Hanukkah season, the eight-day festival that commemorates the second century BC victory of Judah Maccabee and his family over the forces of the Seleucid king Antiochus Epiphanes. It was a remarkable, almost miraculous, victory. Antiochus was close to achieving the long-time Seleucid goal of recreating the empire of Alexander the Great. He and his predecessors had annexed Turkey, Mesopotamia, Persia and parts of India. They solidified their control of Judaea and came close to turning Egypt into a satellite kingdom as well. Like so many ancient rulers, Antiochus fixated on the idea he...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Peter’s Chains; the Seven Holy Machabees, Martyrs (Gueranger)

    08/01/2018 4:50:50 AM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Greater Double ROME, MAKING A GOD OF THE MAN who had subjugated her, consecrated the month of August to Cæsar Augustus. When Christ had delivered her, she placed at the head of this same month, as a trophy of her regained liberty, the feast of the chains, wherewith, in order to break hers, Peter the Vicar of Christ had once been bound. O Divine Wisdom, who hast a better claim to reign over this month than had the adopted son of Cæsar, thou couldst not have more authentically inaugurated thy empire. Strength and sweetness are the attributes of...
  • Have Israeli archaeologists uncovered the long-lost tomb of the Maccabees?

    09/23/2015 12:02:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Fox ^ | September 22, 2015 | James Rogers
    A large mausoleum recently uncovered in Israel may be the Tomb of the Maccabees, the celebrated Jewish family that led an uprising against the Greeks in the second century B.C. Archaeologists, however, are still searching for conclusive evidence that the site is the Maccabees’ final resting place.The Israel Antiquities Authority, working with local residents and volunteers, recently excavated the site near the city of Modi’in, 19 miles northwest of Jerusalem, long rumored to be the Maccabees’ tomb.Related: Board game pieces found in settlement built on Roman military fortThe Maccabees – Matityahu the Hasmonean and his five sons were from the...
  • Archeologists Discover The Ancient Tombs Of The Maccabees, And On The Tombs They Find Ancient...

    09/22/2015 7:14:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 9/22/15 | Walid Shoebat
    Israeli archaeologists may be one step closer to solving a riddle that has vexed explorers for more than a century: the location of the tomb of the biblical Maccabees which they recognized by finding the signature of the Cross.A worker for the Israel Antiquities Authority shows The Holy Cross designed on a mosaic floor at an archaeological site at Ben Shemen Forest near the Israeli city of ModiinOn Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, Amit Reem, an Israeli archaeologist for the Israel Antiquities Authority, said “the cross is a clue” as it appears on the floor of the only Byzantine-era site burial...
  • PA Caught Digging at Ancient Hasmonean Fortress

    11/27/2013 5:10:45 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Arutz Sheva | Ari Yashar
    The fortress, an important site in the Maccabee revolts which Hanukkah commemorates, is located in 'Area A' not under Israeli control. Tour guides from the Kfar Etzion Field School this week discovered that the Palestinian Authority (PA) has been digging at Beit Betzi, a Hasmonean fortress located between Bethlehem and the Herodion in "Area A." The Hasmonean revolt against the Greek empire is commemorated in the holiday of Hanukkah that begins Wednesday night. Following the Oslo Accords the site, one of the only existing discoveries from the days of the Hasmoneans, was transfered to PA control. News of PA digs...
  • Italian friend: 'Dear Mel Gibson! Why did you stain 'The Passion' with your ugly racism?'

    04/15/2012 3:42:47 AM PDT · by Milagros · 27 replies
    The following is from an Italian penpal: --- Mel Gibson accused of violent and anti-Jewish rants The script Eszterhas wrote for Mel Gibson is entitled " The MacCabees '," a project Gibson initiated after facing an earlier round of anti-semitism charges. Gibson.. Eszterhas: Mel Gibson hates Jews; wanted to murder Oksana Eszterhas writes: “You said the Holocaust was ‘mostly a lot of horses—.’ You said the Torah made reference to the sacrifice of Christian babies and infants. When I told you that you were confusing the Torah with The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, ... you insisted ‘it’s in...
  • The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show,Uniting the Races with Truth, Instead of Dividing Them with Lies

    09/12/2011 9:19:42 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 16 replies
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  • Bible Reading: 1 Maccabees 2 {Ecumenical thread}

    02/12/2011 8:32:03 AM PST · by Cronos · 52 replies
    Douay-Rheims ^ | 175 BC | Maccabee
    The zeal and success of Mathathias. His exhortation to his sons at his death. [1] In those days arose Mathathias the son of John, the son of Simeon, a priest of the sons of Joarib, from Jerusalem, and he abode in the mountain of Modin. [2] And he had five sons: John who was surnamed Gaddis: [3] And Simon, who was surnamed Thasi: [4] And Judas, who was called Machabeus: [5] And Eleazar, who was surnamed Abaron: and Jonathan, who was surnamed Apphus. [6] These saw the evils that were done in the people of Juda, and in Jerusalem....
  • Bible Reading: 1 Maccabees 1 {Ecumenical thread}

    02/11/2011 9:47:06 PM PST · by Cronos · 33 replies
    Douay-Rheims ^ | 175 BC | Maccabee
    The reign of Alexander and his successors: Antiochus rifles and profanes the temple of God: and persecutes unto death all that will not forsake the law of God, and the religion of their fathers. [1] Now it came to pass, after that Alexander the son of Philip the Macedonian, who first reigned in Greece, coming out of the land of Cethim, had overthrown Darius king of the Persians and Medes: [2] He fought many battles, and took the strong holds of all, and slew the kings of the earth: [3] And he went through even to the ends of the...
  • A Holiday of Resistance

    12/02/2010 8:33:54 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 3 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    The first night of Chanukah marks the beginning of a holiday that for many of its celebrants has no identity, that celebrates 'celebration', with no thought to what it is celebrating. For many Americans, Chanukah appears to overlap with Christmas. But there is no similarity between the two other than the season. The more appropriate analogy is to the 4th of July overlaid with Thanksgiving, a celebration of divine aid in a military campaign against tyrannical oppression. The overt militarism of the Chanukah story has often made it an uncomfortable fit for both religious and secular Jews. And both have...

    12/01/2010 7:37:08 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 38 replies
    . If I were a Reform rabbi; if I were a leader of the establishment whose money and prestige have succeeded in capturing for himself the leadership and voice of American Jewry; if I were one of the members of the Israeli Government's ruling group; if I were an enlightened sophisticated, modern Jewish intellectual, I would climb the barricades and join in battle against that most dangerous of all Jewish holidays - Chanukah. It is a measure of the total ignorance of the world Jewish community that there is no holiday that is more universally celebrated than the "Festival of...
  • August 1: Feast of St. Shmouni and her 7 sons (Jewish martyrs)

    08/01/2010 12:19:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 3+ views
    sharbtho ^ | August 1, 2010
    Martha-Shmooni in whose name there is a Jacobite church at Peroor, Kottayam. I don't blame you if you haven’t heard the name; there is only a couple in her name in the whole of India. Funny part is this saint is actually not even Christian and is in fact the mother of zealous Maccabee martyrsHer glorification is centered on the fact that Martha-Shmooni, in defiance watched all her 7 sons (including her youngest a baby) and her teacher St. Eleazor be tortured and cast into a fiery pit. There is an ancient church in her name in Iraq near...
  • Terror Attack Near Modiin, Israel

    12/29/2008 12:00:25 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 1 replies · 287+ views
    YNET NEWS/Yidwithlid ^ | 12/29/08 | Yidwithlid
    On the Last Day of Chanukah there was a terror attack near the site of the ancient home town of the Maccabees, Modiin. Early Monday morning, in the town of Kiryat Sefer, two Arab handymen stabbed four people before one of them was shot. Full report below:
  • August 1 -Commemoration of the Holy Machabees (Dom Guéranger)(Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    08/01/2008 8:01:37 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 4 replies · 183+ views
    Dignare Me Laudare Te, Virgo Sacrata ^ | 19th century | Dom Prosper Guéranger
    (The following is excerpted from Dom Prosper Guéranger's entry in The Liturgical Year for 26 July in Volume XIII of the 1983 Marian House edition of the English translation by the Benedictines of Stanbrook.) "While the Church on earth inaugurates these days by adorning herself with Peter's chains [August 1 is also the Feast of St. Peter's Chains] as with a precious jewel, a constellation of seven stars appears for the third time in the heavens. The seven brothers Machabees preceded the sons of [St.] Symphorosa and Felicitas in the bloodstained arena; they followed divine Wisdom even before she...
  • Globalization and the Maccabees

    12/02/2007 3:01:31 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 10 replies · 209+ views
    Arutz sheva ^ | 12/02/07, 11:48 PM | Benny Katz
    Published: 12/02/07, 11:48 PM Globalization and the Maccabees by Benny Katz Hellenism - the globalization of the ancient world It was a few days before Chanukah when the World Trade Organization convened in Seattle for their 1999 Ministerial Conference. The aim of this conference was to launch a new millennial round of trade negotiations that would expand their global monopolies and further exploit laborers around the world. An organization I headed at the time traveled to Seattle to hook up with other groups in order to take a stand and shut down the conference. Anti-globalization activists from all across America...
  • Who were the Maccabees, and how did they influence Jewish history? (LDS Caucus)

    09/25/2007 12:27:55 AM PDT · by restornu · 6 replies · 2,064+ views
    Ensign ^ | Dec. 1998 | Gaye Strathearn
    The time period between the Old and New Testaments is a blank in our scriptures, yet those 400 years were a very significant period in the Holy Land. In many respects the Holy Land in that era resembled a military chessboard on which two important Greek dynasties, the Seleucids of Syria and the Ptolemies of Egypt, fought for control after the death of Alexander the Great. When the dust settled around 200 B.C., the Seleucids, under the leadership of Antiochus III, were the victors. The fundamental cultural and religious differences between these Greeks and their Jewish subjects eventually led to...
  • Hanukkah and the Bible -- Maccabees

    12/23/2005 11:15:36 AM PST · by Willie Green · 4 replies · 314+ views
    Me | 12/24/05 | Vanity
    2 Maccabees 10 1 When Maccabeus and his companions, under the Lord's leadership, had recovered the temple and the city, 2 they destroyed the altars erected by the Gentiles in the marketplace and the sacred enclosures. 3 After purifying the temple, they made a new altar. Then, with fire struck from flint, they offered sacrifice for the first time in two years, burned incense, and lighted lamps. They also set out the showbread. 4 When they had done this, they prostrated themselves and begged the Lord that they might never again fall into such misfortunes, and that if they...
  • Remember the Maccabbees Today

    08/12/2005 4:56:28 AM PDT · by Graves · 65 replies · 695+ views
    THE SEVEN MACCABEES, THEIR MOTHER SOLOMONIA AND ELEAZAR THE PRIEST They all suffered for the purity of the faith of Israel under King Antiochus, called by some "Epiphanos," the "enlightened one" and by others "Epimanis" the "insane one." Because of the great sins in Jerusalem and especially the vying over priestly authority and crimes committed during the occasion of this struggle, God permitted a great calamity on the Holy City. After that, Antiochus wanted by any means to impose upon the Jews the idolatry of the Hellenes in place of their faith in the one living God and he did...
  • Morford: How To Gag On 'The Passion' (Gibson's brutal snuff film makes a mockery of true belief)

    04/16/2004 1:53:19 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 134 replies · 622+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Friday, April 16, 2004 | Mark Morford (they finally found the other gerbil)
    Perhaps you, like so many across the planet, are more than a bit baffled by the runaway success of "The Passion of the Christ." Perhaps you, furthermore, are more than slightly disturbed that millions have flocked to this bizarre ultraviolent blood-drenched revisionist flick and that so many actually believe its story to be absolutely true, and that it just surpassed "The Return of the King" in total box office and is the No. 8 most successful film of all time and it was No. 1 again across BushCo's flyover states during Easter weekend and has sold 650,000 books and 125,000...
  • Gibson's passion film 'too Catholic'

    03/19/2004 9:59:58 AM PST · by presidio9 · 1,388 replies · 854+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 19 March 2004 | Alf McCreary
    THE controversial Mel Gibson film 'The Passion of the Christ' has been dismissed by the Evangelical Protestant Society as a 'Catholic' interpretation of events which "does not present the Gospel". Wallace Thompson, secretary of the Evangelical Protestant Society, said the film displayed "an un-Biblical fixation on Mary, the mother of Jesus. None of this should surprise us, for both Mel Gibson and Jim Caviezel, who plays the part of Christ, are enthusiastic devotees of the traditional teachings of the Church of Rome." He further claims that Mel Gibson "belongs to an ultra-conservative Catholic group which does not recognise the reforms...