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Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2018 6:45 pm

In about 167 B.C., the Seleucids ruled over a vast empire — including Jerusalem and Judea.

Unlike previous rulers over the region, the Seleucid ruler Antiochus IV Epiphanes did not allow the Jewish people who lived there to keep their religion and culture. He ordered them to worship the Greek gods, and converted the Temple in Jerusalem to the worship of Zeus.

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