Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Daniel 11: Antiochus Epiphanes

READING ACTS has two more posts in Phil Long's blog series on the Book of Daniel:

Daniel 11:21-35 – Concerning Antiochus IV Epiphanes

Daniel 11:29-35 – The Fall of Antiochus IV Epiphanes

According to 1-2 Maccabees, the Maccabean war was a a rebellion against an oppressive outsider, Antiochus IV. But a lateral reading of the evidence indicates that it was also a civil was between Jewish traditionalists and innovators.

There are also brief accounts of the war from outsiders who see it more from the Seleucid side.

For more on these issues, see the links collected here. And for a highly revisionist view of the revolt, see here.

I noted earlier posts in Phil's Daniel series, often with my own commentary, here and links.

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