Seleucids and ptolemies. Daniel 11 Commentary(1) 2019-01-02

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Ptolemaic Kingdom

seleucids and ptolemies

When he has taken away the multitude, his heart will be lifted up; and he will cast down tens of thousands, but he will not prevail. The reference to establish the vision is probably a prophecy of the afflictions of the Jews under Antiochus Epiphanes already recorded in Daniel 8. Facing certain death at the hands of , Antony attempted suicide by falling on his own sword. History of the Ptolemies Chronology of the Ptolemaic Dynasty ruling from Egypt 323-283 Ptolmaios I. So with the new trade system with which they can sell their trade from the east.

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Daily Bible Study

seleucids and ptolemies

With the vast wealth at his disposal, Seleusid claimed the land as the old heartland of Persia. I am specifically interested in the Seleucids and the Ptolemaic kingdom, but not completely to the exclusion of the others. But there was a limit, even in bureaucratized Egypt, to the degree of central control that could be exercised, and more flexible systems were put in place that accommodated existing native institutions. You mean they are the same only different? And he shall also carry their gods captive to Egypt, with their princes and their precious articles of silver and gold; and he shall continue more years than the king of the North. Will be enraged and go forth and fight against the king of the north - In an attempt to recapture his lost territory to the north, attacked on the southern borders of Israel, at which was. If what they collected fell short of the sum bid, the farmers were bound to pay the difference, but if there was the expected surplus, they retained it.

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[TMP] and Topic

seleucids and ptolemies

Following are the Seleucid rulers who held control over Palestine and the people of Israel after it passed into their hands from the Ptolemies. After his death , his friend became of Egypt, and started to behave himself rather independently. Seleucus and his son achieved the remarkable feat of coming as conquerors and holding all this together for fifty years before it began to break up in the east. He was killed trying to plunder a temple in Elam. Refrain from attacking - See that alludes to this phase of the reign of This predicts that Ptolemy Euergetes would not attack Syria for a number of years. Native troops were looked down upon and distrusted due to their disloyalty and frequent tendency to aid local revolts.

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Ptolemies and Seleucids — Total War Forums

seleucids and ptolemies

A common that appears during the Ptolemaic Dynasty is the cippus, religious objects produced for the purpose of protection of individuals. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. Alexandria was like a gigantic maw, fed by the produce of the Egyptian countryside and the toil of native laborers; already by the middle of the third century it had a population of two hundred thousand. The tribute payment to Rome was one of the conditions of the Treaty of Apamea following his defeat by the Romans at the. Vassal kings and satraps began to assert their independence from Seleucid rule. He shall also surrender to us all prisoners and deserters, and to Eumenes whatever remains of the possessions he acquired by his agreement with Attalus, the father of Eumenes.

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Ptolemies

seleucids and ptolemies

They made Greek the official language of Egypt, and many cities were given Greek names. In the city of Persepolis, for example, he killed all the men of the city and enslaved the women. The , at that time the largest in the world, contained several hundred thousand volumes and housed and employed scholars and poets. His territory extended over a vast region, however the land of Israel long remained contested between the Seleucids and. The king was the executive head of state and the chief religious official. And forces shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they shall take away the daily sacrifices, and place there the abomination of desolation.


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History of the Ptolemies

seleucids and ptolemies

He shall stir up his power and his courage against the king of the South with a great army. Thus, Alexander became Hellenism's greatest apostle and missionary. Unfortunately, Antigonus died without conquering the land, but his descendants eventually claimed Macedonia and Greece as Antigonids. He tried to capture Palestine, but was unable to do so. Judah was about to be restored from exile, and yet it was not really free. Before Me there was no God formed, and there will be none after Me. Thus he shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain.

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Enduring Word Bible Commentary Daniel Chapter 11

seleucids and ptolemies

No doubt, it's all a conspiracy! Xerxes was victorious during the initial battles. Yet if they had no place of political assembly, they would have their gymnasium, the essential sign of Hellenism, serving something of the purpose of a university for the young men. The city of Alexandria, in northern Egypt, was also named after him. Despite massive efforts and epic battles, Antiochus Epiphanes did not stand , and his army was swept away. This was the last straw! Branded a power-hungry enchantress by the Romans, she was accused of seducing Antony to further her conquest of Rome.

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History of the Seleucid Empire

seleucids and ptolemies

All foreign coin brought into Egypt by commerce was surrendered and reminted to the Ptolemaic standard. When , ruler of , tried to reunite Alexander's empire, Ptolemy joined the coalition against him. However the original query requsted colour plates. In yet another incident, two mothers, who had circumcised their newborn sons, were driven through the city and then thrown to their deaths from the top of a large building. He did this hoping to gain permanent influence and eventually control in Egypt. As is also accurately stated in the prophecy by Daniel, Alexander's kingdom was divided up into four major zones, with some overlap, and rampant internal struggles for power within each of them.

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Ptolemies

seleucids and ptolemies

He then may have devoted his retirement to writing a history of the campaigns of Alexander—which unfortunately was lost but was a principal source for the later work of. And he shall give him the daughter of women to destroy it; but she shall not stand with him, or be for him. Beautiful land - The land of splendor. After Seleucus the Seleucids lost much of their direct control over Iran and Bactria. United States: Harvard University Press.

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