What is the Real Story of Hanukkah?

Part 3 of the historically accurate 8 Part Series

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Q. Once the Syrians were defeated was there finally peace among the Jews?

A. No. In 164 BCE, Judah captured Jerusalem, and the Temple in Jerusalem was freed and reconsecrated: “After having recovered Jerusalem, Judah ordered the Temple to be cleansed, a new altar to be built in place of the desecrated one, and completely removed the Hellenistic statuary with new holy vessels to be made.”

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In Part 4 of this series on Hanukkah, we will explore what happened after the successful Maccabean revolt, especially the relationship between the Maccabees and Rome

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