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Shedding Light on the Past

December 23, 2014

“I am proud to be here and light the first Hanukkah candle with you in the birthplace of the Maccabees. We then stood, the few against the many, and we won. 1,116 more words

Netanyahu

Hanukkah

Hanukkah begins tonight, December 16, 2014, at sundown. A couple of years ago I found a terrific book about this holiday at Barnes & Noble. I wrote about the book, but in case you missed that post, I’m repeating it. 588 more words

Book Reviews

When Jesus Celebrated Chanukkah

The Roots of Chanukkah

In 165BC, Judah Maccabee led a force of Jewish fighters who took the city of Jerusalem from under the control of the Syrian ruler Antiochus Epiphanes. 1,785 more words

Joy and Arrogance

Friday, November 28, 2014

2 Maccabees 9

Joy and Arrogance

The Books of Maccabees unfold for us violence, rebellion, abhorrence and fear. We may be surprised to find that joy threads its way through these stories. 655 more words

Joy

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ANTIOCHUS IV

SELEUCIA ON THE PYRAMUS (MOPSUS)

Quasi-municipal bronze coinage

Diademed head of Antiochus IV/tripod

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Denomination D (15 mm., 3.04 gm.)

Obv.: Diademed head of Antiochus IV r., dotted border. 18 more words

Diademed Head

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ANTIOCHUS V

“ANTIOCH ON THE PERSIAN GULF”

Silver tetradrachm, Apollo on omphalos type

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Obv.: Diademed head of young king r., fillet border.

Rev.: 54 more words

Diademed Head

SCADS19 Antiochus III (or Antiochus IV?)

ANTIOCHUS III (or ANTIOCHUS IV?)

UNATTRIBUTED BRONZE ISSUE

Royal bronze coinage

 Bee/quiver

Denomination D (13mm, 1.94gm.)

Obv.: Bee, dotted border.

Rev.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ on r., ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ on l., bow in bowcase. 29 more words

Bronze