The Fall of the Seleucid Empire and the Maccabean Revolt

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2y Aug 20, 2019

The greatest crisis of the Jewish people during the Hellenistic era involved the persecution imposed by the ruler of Syria, Antiochus IV Epiphanes. His reign of terror sparked the backlash known as the Maccabean Revolt, and the eventual effect of this movement was to liberate Israel from outside control for the better part of a century.

This lecture dives into the Syrian Wars, the Maccabean Revolt and a variety of other conflicts and political clashes in the Ancient Near East. In this we see the rise and fall of Empires and political figures as in the background the rise of Rome is taking place.

DISCLAIMER: This lecture does not necessarily represent the complete views of The Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages. This series has been provided due to the requests of many subscribers and it is interesting nonetheless.

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