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The Siege of Jerusalem can refer to several historical events:

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American Thinker
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 23:18:45 -0800

The Maccabees, whose story is celebrated during Hanukkah,​ stood up against the Greek King Antiochus Epiphanes during his siege of Jerusalem in 168 B.C.. While working on a new preschool in Jerusalem, construction crews discovered a mikveh, ...

National Catholic Reporter (blog)

National Catholic Reporter (blog)
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 04:56:15 -0800

In a cold and fallow season of waiting, watching and wondering, it is not surprising to find ourselves reflecting on the past and looking toward the future, taking stock and hoping for something better to come. Advent is the season of promise par ...

The Inquisitr

The Inquisitr
Thu, 05 Nov 2015 04:45:00 -0800

This civil war, called the Maccabean revolt and led by the priestly family the Hasmoneans, was the direct result of the Greek king's siege of Jerusalem, and his decision to ban Jewish religious practices (hence his role as Hanukkah villain). The Acra ...

Jerusalem Post Israel News (blog)

Jerusalem Post Israel News (blog)
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 05:07:21 -0800

The Dome of the Rock, was built as a shrine in honor of the conquest over Judaism and the siege of Jerusalem against the Byzantine Empire. The Crusaders in the 11th century, made the Dome of the Rock a Church. Rabbis keep Jews from praying on the ...

Washington Times

Washington Times
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 06:06:32 -0700

Iraqi Hezbollah scouts parade with a portrait of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as they mark Al-Quds Day in Baghdad. Tehran's mullahs have armed Lebanese militant groups and backed Syria's Bashar Assad against the Islamic State.


Wed, 04 Nov 2015 09:40:38 -0800

Big archaeological news in Jerusalem: The remnants of a fortress used by Antiochus Epiphanes in his siege of Jerusalem in 168 B.C. have been uncovered. This discovery has helped answer some longstanding questions about this time in history. We will ...

Middle East Eye

Middle East Eye
Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:27:19 -0800

He couldn't get to Jerusalem because “the Franks arrived and killed everyone in the city whether Ishmael or of Israel,” referring to the massacres that occurred as a result of the siege of Jerusalem in the first Crusade in 1099. A strong steady flow of ...
The Message Online
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:56:15 -0800

There are further instructions about the siege of Jerusalem and a command to flee into the country. All this happened ten to fifteen years before Luke composed his gospel. He knew whereof he wrote through his own experience and the experience of others.

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