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THE CHANUKAH STORY, PART 1: THE REIGN OF TERROR

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Tweet Share After the death of Alexander the Great, his three generals divvied up his Empire. The Greek city-states went to Antigonus. The northern region from Persia through Babylonia and Assyria was taken by Seleucis. The southern region, including Egypt and Palestine, was taken by Ptolemy. For 125 years, the Ptolemies (i.e., Ptolemy I, Ptolemy…
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