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Notes on the Book of Daniel: Chapter 11, part 1

Chapter 11:

Chapter Introduction

This chapter is stunning in the accuracy and detail of its prophecies.  In fact, it is so accurate and detailed that skeptics feel compelled to believe that it must have been written after the events it describes.  620 more words

Old Testament

Notes on the Book of Daniel: Chapter 8, Part 2

Coin of Antiochus IV Epiphanes. 

v. 14: This episode refers to Antiochus IV and his persecution of the Jews, but there are several similar episodes and periods of time mentioned in Daniel.  1,156 more words

Larry Hunt Bible Commentary

Tomb of the Maccabees may have been discovered in Israel

An archaeological dig in Israel, just west of Jerusalem, has uncovered a structure that seems to fit the description of historical accounts regarding the tomb of the Maccabees. 293 more words


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



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