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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