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  • n. Plural form of Seleucid.


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  • The Maccabean revolt against the Seleucids is also told twice, in the books of 1 Maccabees and 2 Maccabees.

    RCIA Presentation: The Old Testament

  • By the treaty that was made after the battle, Coele-Syria was given to Ptolemy; but Seleucus and his descendants, who were known as the Seleucids or the

    The Makers and Teachers of Judaism

  • Deadline broke the news that Gibson and Warner Bros. are teaming on a film about the hero who led a small band of Jews against mighty Seleucids armies and, among other things, liberated Jerusalem.

    Mel Gibson Making Judah Maccabee Film With Warner Bros.

  • They were led by the Hasmonean family, who with their band of guerrilla warriors known as the Maccabees, drove the hated Seleucids and their Greek ways from Jerusalem and reinstated Temple worship—an event still celebrated by the feast of Hanukkah.

    Alexander the Great

  • The first kingdom of these people had been carried off into slavery long before the time of the Seleucids, Ptolemids, and Antigonids.

    Roman Times, Israeli Times

  • These lesser empires were based in Greece (the Seleucids *), Egypt (the Ptolemids *), and Iraq (the Antigonids *)

    Roman Times, Israeli Times

  • It was suggested by his political opponents that he should not hold the office of High Priest because his mother had been held prisoner by the Seleucids just prior to his birth and might have been raped, thus raising some doubt about his true father.

    Hasmonean Women.

  • The Egyptians went forward to get the Seleucids out of the province of Cole-Syria (now called Israel) which was populated primarily by Jews.

    Eric Lurio: The Spirit of Chanukah

  • This was not something the Seleucids wanted to do.

    Eric Lurio: The Spirit of Chanukah

  • This left Renfrey with more units in the centre, but he failed to use them effectively while the Seleucids got the best of the dice in the even fights.

    Camp Cromwell 06/01/09


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