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    just like any movement the impact is only as great the people who help to maintain and keep it alive. They are just as much as important as the people who began the movement, as it their job to make all that effort wasn't nothing. Which bring me into discussion about one of the Hellenistic successors, Seleucid Empire. The Seleucid Empire was a Hellenistic state ruled by the Seleucid dynasty, and existed from 312 BC to 63 BC. It was formed and founded by Seleucus I Nicator, following the division of Macedonian empire created by Alexander the Great. The result of the Macedonian Empire division gave Seleucus Babylonia, from where he expanded to much of Alexander's near Eastern terrorites. At the dynasties height of power it included Central Anatola, Perisa, the Lewant, Mesopotamia, and modern day Kuwait, Afghanistan, and parts of Pakistan (Glibb,…

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    Daniel to Antiochus Epiphanes, which is a typology of the Antichrist. If the dating of the book were held to the former instead of the latter, this would diminish the significance of the prophecies and in turn would make Daniel simply a historical account of events instead of the true prophetic book that God intended it to be. The intent of this paper is to discuss the importance of Daniel’s prophecies relating to Antiochus Epiphanes and how they are also a double reference to the Antichrist.…

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    The Second Temple Period

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    With the fall of Persian Empire and the death of Alexander, the Jewish nation had to endure a long line of Greek kings who believed their culture and beliefs were greater than any others. With Greek rule, the Hellenistic culture remained as a prominent influence throughout many of these lands. With Israel’s strategic location between the Seleucids and the Ptolemies, Israel became a place of battle for the two kingdoms. Both powers had much interest in the land of Israel due to its…

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    Thermopylae was a natural choke point and had been the site of other battles like that of the 300 Spartans (Taylor 123). Antiochus’ army is formed of 14,500 men including 10,000 of his own infantry, 500 cavalry and, 4,000 of the Aetolian leagues’ and other allies (Taylor 124). The Roman army of 22,000 engaged the Seleucid one by initially driving Antiochus’ allies from the mountains bordering the pass (Appian, S.18). Then the Roman army properly attacked the phalanx but before long the fleeing…

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    THE GREAT WAR BETWEEN ANTIOCHUS AND ROME The Eagle of Rome was rising, and the Western Mediterranean had already fell to its talons. In the East, however, a man was reforging an empire that are been birthed out of the conquests of Alexander the Great. The Empire was that of the Seleucids, and the man was Antiochus III, as per the Encyclopedia of World History’s article “Antiochus” (“Antiochus”). According to Michael Taylor, author of the book Antiochus the Great, The Eastern Mediterranean had…

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    The Pax Romana

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    Antiochus III was also responsible for moving some of the Jewish people throughout his empire spreading their beliefs and traditions to other parts of the world (VanderKam, 17). When Antiochus IV became king, he began to meddle in the appointment of the high priest, stripping Onias of the position and giving it to Onias’ brother Jason (VanderKam, 18). Antiochus IV would continue to switch out high pries during his reign, however this was not the only action he took against the Jewish people.…

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    The Persian Empire, orginally know as Elam, throughout the years had a significant impact on the developement of of Mesopotamia. Although not actually located in the Mesopotamian Valley, but instead located on the other side of the mountains that borders Mesopotamia's northern boundries in what is now called Iran. Beginning as nomads in southwestern Iran and eventually evolving into a nation known as Elam, around 2500BC, whose history of development paralleled that of Sumer and Assyria. Over…

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    After Alexander’s death Ptolemy, Seleukos and Attalos, three of his closest friends, emerged as leaders of their own major dynasties, founded in the aftermath of the Battle of Ipsos in 301 BCE, namely, the Ptolemaic kingdom in Egypt, the Seleucid kingdom Asia, and the Antigonid kingdom in Macedon. Each of these kingdoms were similar in terms of their degree of Hellenization, the speed at which they grew, and extent to which they spread throughout non-Greek cultures within Egypt, Asia and…

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    often referred to as Antiochus the great. He ruled the Seleucid empire which was a Greek superpower. The Seleucid Empire had great wealth, and a large amount of recruits for the army. (notes 9/29) Antiochus had successfully recovered much of the territory the Seleucid empire had lost in Central Asia. (notes 9/29) In 193 Antiochus attempted to persuade the Romans to recognize his claim to territory in Thrace and Asia Minor. Romans refused to recognize his claim to territory in Thrace. Cities in…

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