Maccabeeism: from its origin to the present

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1899 - History - 90 pages
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Page 7 - Bacchides (161 Bc). His brother Jonathan, who succeeded him in the leadership, renewed the Roman alliance, and taking advantage of certain disputes about the Syrian throne, rendered vacant by the death of Antiochus, acquired the dignity of high-priest. But Tryphon, the guardian of the young prince Antiochus Theos, fearing his influence, invited him to Ptolemais, and had him there treacherously executed. Simon, the second brother, was elected by the Jewish commonwealth to assume the reins of the national...
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Page 7 - Having further concluded an alliance with the Romans, he fell in a battle against Bacchides (161 Bc). His brother Jonathan, who succeeded him in the leadership, renewed the Roman alliance, and taking advantage of certain disputes about the Syrian throne, rendered vacant by the death of Antiochus, acquired the dignity of high-priest.
Page 6 - Modiin, a small place between Jerusalem and Joppa, to mourn in solitude over the desolation of the holy city and the desecration of the temple. But the Syrians pursued him thither. He being a person of importance, Apelles, a Syrian captain, endeavored to induce him, by tempting promises, to relinquish his faith and to embrace the Greek religion. He answered by slaying with his own hand the first renegade Jew who approached the altar of idolatry. This gave the sign for a sudden outbreak.
Page 6 - Modiin and its neighborhood, and fled into the wilderness of Judah. Their number soon increased; and not long after they were able to make descents into the adjacent villages and cities, where they circumcised the children and restored everywhere the ancient religion of Jehovah. At the death of Mattathiah...
Page 71 - But if any provide not for his own, and especially those of his own House ; he hath denied the Faith, and is worse than an Infidel.
Page 22 - ... and returned to this county, making his home in Marine City. Soon after his return, he was appointed Deputy Assessor of Internal Revenue, and Postmaster of that village. In the fall of 1868, he was elected to the Lower House of the State Legislature. He held the office of Village Clerk in 1866, and that of President in 1867. The following year he was elected Supervisor of the township. In 1869. he returned to Port Huron and engaged in newspaper business until the summer of 1871. He then engaged...
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Page 7 - He completely re-established the independence of the nation, and the year after his succession (141 BC) was made the starting-point of a new era. The almost absolute power in his hands he used with wise moderation; justice and righteousness flourished in his days, and "Judah prospered as of old.
Page 5 - Maccabeus" is veiled in obscurity, but by some is held to be derived from a Hebrew term, signifying a hammer.

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