King Seleucus IV Philopator of the Seleucid Empire arrived from Rome. He built an army to attack Judas Maccabees and his rebels, but suffered total defeat. Continue reading “1 Maccabees chapter 7”
Jesus confronts misogynists. He is the Light of the World and the the ambassador of the Father. He says the truth will set you free. He is the “I AM.” Continue reading “John chapter 8”
Antiochus IV Epiphanies passes away. Judas Maccabees attacks the citadel. The enemy strickes back, but then becomes weak and has to offer a peace treaty.
Continue reading “1 Maccabees chapter 6”
The Gentiles want to exterminate Judah. Judas Maccabees plans a daring rescue of Galilee and Gilead. But Jews who act alone are defeated. Continue reading “1 Maccabees chapter 5”
“Doctor of the Church” is an honorary title given to people who made the most significant contributions to Catholic theology or doctrine: Continue reading “The Doctors of the Church”
Judas Maccabees defeats the enemy armies. They purify the temple and celebrate for eight days. They establish Hanukkah. They fortify their boundaries. Continue reading “1 Maccabees chapter 4”
Now that his father Mattathias the priest has passed away, Judas Maccabees takes over the rebellion. He gains the victory over Apollonius and Seron. Continue reading “1 Maccabees chapter 3”
Here are our bite-sized pieces of the First Book of Maccabees: Continue reading “Outline of the First Book of Maccabees”
Here are some great verses to memorize from the First Book of Maccabees: Continue reading “Great verses to memorize from 1 Maccabees”
In the village of Modin, the king’s enforcers order people to commit apostasy. Mattathias the priest refuses. He triggers a civil war. Godly people flee.
Continue reading “1 Maccabees chapter 2”