Jews vs Selucids




 
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December 14th, 2004  
victortsoi
 

Topic: Jews vs Selucids


The holiday of hanuka is actually a commemoration of jewish guerrila war vs the selucid empire.
does anyone know the general order of battle and equipment of both sides?
thank you for your help
December 14th, 2004  
Locke
 
 
history or hanukkah from the history channel:
http://www.historychannel.com/exhibi...h/history.html

the jews vs the Seleucid empire, called the maccabaean revolt
http://www.livius.org/men-mh/messiah...tml#Maccabaean

it is my understanding that the festival came about beause of the uprising, but that the festival itself does not celebrate the uprising, it is about because of the miracle of the oil burning for more 8days when it should only have lasted for one day
January 1st, 2005  
victortsoi
 
does anyone know what types of troops judean armies utilized and how they were trained/equiped?
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January 1st, 2005  
rocco
 
militia id assume.
January 1st, 2005  
Jason Bourne
 
how many times have i said this to you people, a while back another post on the forum asked how the jews were victorius so much, or something like that, me and GOTR both said that it was because they were God's chosen people, and he choose to protect, as much as many of you disbelieve, it is true.

I would also have to go with Rocco in saying that their type of troops were militia
January 1st, 2005  
victortsoi
 
ok, meaning what? what weapons/tactics did they use?
January 1st, 2005  
rocco
 
jason no offence, but using the bible, torah or koran for the type of issues being discussed in this thread isnt exactly credible IMHO. Use it on a political forum, and you would be getting lots of grief. ive seen it before...
January 15th, 2005  
Damien435
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Bourne
how many times have i said this to you people, a while back another post on the forum asked how the jews were victorius so much, or something like that, me and GOTR both said that it was because they were God's chosen people, and he choose to protect, as much as many of you disbelieve, it is true.
We could counter with "Then why did god allow over 6 million of your people to be killed during WWII?"

In America we claim many of the same things about our history, and that is only 230 some odd years, "One Nation, Under God." Every state constitution contains some sort of reference to god in it's opening paragraph's as does the Constitution.

Jews have not been treated as nicely as so many people like to think, they have not had the easy road, they were oppressed for thousands of years by foreign rulers and expelled from their homeland. If they truly were god's chosen people then I would think they would at least have had a safe refuge, which is kind of what Israel has come to be today.

But why is there so much anti-jewish (anti-semitic is actually a slam against Arabs too.) hatred in the world? Seriously, not to be racist but just because Jews have always believed in the importance of knowledge and protecting their own history does not mean they should be hated, they just made a commitment to make sure their culture did not die and in the process they have had a major impact on the world. I have only known a couple of jews (I hate using that term, I always equate it with the Nazi's and assume it is a racist term) in my entire life but I never would have known if they did not tell me they were jewish, they are just people like you and me, as much as many of you disbelieve, it is true.
January 29th, 2005  
ALLEGRO
 
[quote="Damien435"]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Bourne
how many times have i said this to you people, a while back another post on the forum asked how the jews were victorius so much, or something like that, me and GOTR both said that it was because they were God's chosen people, and he choose to protect, as much as many of you disbelieve, it is true.

There is a common mistake how many interpretations made for the meaning of "the chosen people". No one, not God, Jews or any other Real believer say that Jews are better than others because God said so. But it is an historical fact that Jews were the first to believe in God Monotheism as we call it. Religious experts refer to it as the God have chosen the Jews to bring his belief, Gospel, Karma etc, upon the earth, for the benefit of all human kind. That's all, and nothing more.
January 29th, 2005  
rOk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Bourne
how many times have i said this to you people, a while back another post on the forum asked how the jews were victorius so much, or something like that, me and GOTR both said that it was because they were God's chosen people, and he choose to protect, as
In one of your previous posts you wrote that people at your school make a mockery of you because of your beliefs. I felt sorry for you then...now I know why.