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  1. Ron Low

    How insane to let yourslef be persecuted over a silly myth.

    THINK.

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  2. Ron,

    It is better to live Christianity and have it proved a myth, then to live a myth and have Christianity proved the truth.

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  3. Thanks, sheepyweepy. I have not read it, but I most certainly will! Thanks for the recommendation.

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  4. Gerard

    A good read. The passing mention of the Maccabees in my evening college course was that they were a bunch insurgents who thought they could defeat the Romans, but never did.

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    1. It was the Greeks, but only for a short time. They actually invited the Romans in to settle the later conflicts between siblings. They brought in Herod’s family to be rulers, etc…

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  5. Gary

    Joel, nice post. I also liked Maccabee beer when I was visiting Israel. The Hammer didn’t give me a headache, unlike some (free in the top floor hotel). Must have known I wasn’t Greek. Of course, free means overindulgence. Maybe that had something to do with it. Anyway, liked the clear evaluation of Daniel, instead of the crazy rapture, end of times scenario some people grab hold of in desperation, to blame all of the world’s problems on some crazy antiChrist figure. If this is the “worst of times”, try living during the Black Plague, or anytime during the Dark Ages. Or Jerusalem, for that matter, around 70AD.

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  6. Andrew

    The author of 1 Maccabees certainly didn’t have any problem with the Greek *language.* Something tells me he was protesting too much, and probably had a decent collection of Greek philosophers. Kind of like how the “down with America!” crowd today beats their chests and then goes home to watch American movies, listen to American music, and read American books.

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