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- n. Plural form of Helleniser.
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If I read the conflicts of the Maccabeean period correctly, is it reasonable to see Christianity as the final victory of the Hellenisers in Judaism?
The miracle of the lights was the central cause of celebration; for the battles were by no means finished, for soon afterward the power went over to the Hellenisers entirely, after the death of Judah the Maccabbee, and the worst part of the Shmad commenced, followed by 25 years of war.
"You Hellenisers," he might say, "are but children; you have not pondered the little history you know.