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11:1 Also I in the first year of Daryavesh (דּריוש) the Mede, [even] I, stood to confirm and to strengthen him.
11:2 And now will I shew thee the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kingim in Paras (פּר); and the fourth shall be far richer than [they] all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all against the realm of Yavan.
11:3 And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.
11:4 And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of shamayim; and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled: for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside those.
11:5 And the king of the south shall be strong, and [one] of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion [shall be] a great dominion.
11:6 And in the end of years they shall join themselves together; for the king's daughter of the south shall come to the king of the north to make an agreement: but she shall not retain the power of the arm; neither shall he stand, nor his arm: but she shall be given up, and they that brought her, and he that begat her, and he that strengthened her in [these] times.
11:7 But out of a branch of her roots shall [one] stand up in his estate, which shall come with an army, and shall enter into the fortress of the king of the north, and shall deal against them, and shall prevail:
11:8 And shall also carry captives into Mitzrayim their elahim (אלהין), with their princes, [and] with their precious vessels of silver and of gold; and he shall continue [more] years than the king of the north.
11:9 So the king of the south shall come into [his] kingdom, and shall return into his own land.
11:10 But his sons shall be stirred up, and shall assemble a multitude of great forces: and [one] shall certainly come, and overflow, and pass through: then shall he return, and be stirred up, [even] to his fortress.
11:11 And the king of the south shall be moved with choler, and shall come forth and fight with him, [even] with the king of the north: and he shall set forth a great multitude; but the multitude shall be given into his yad (hand).
11:12 [And] when he hath taken away the multitude, his heart shall be lifted up; and he shall cast down [many] ten thousands: but he shall not be strengthened [by it].
11:13 For the king of the north shall return, and shall set forth a multitude greater than the former, and shall certainly come after certain years with a great army and with much riches.
11:14 And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south: also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall.
11:15 So the king of the north shall come, and cast up a mount, and take the most fenced cities: and the arms of the south shall not withstand, neither his chosen people, neither [shall there be any] strength to withstand.
Desecration by the Syrian ruler Antiochus Epiphanes in 168 B.C verse 16-31
11:16 But he that cometh against him shall do according to his own will, and none shall stand before him: and he shall stand in the glorious land, which by his yad (hand) shall be consumed.
11:17 He shall also set his face to enter with the strength of his whole kingdom, and upright ones with him; thus shall he do: and he shall give him the daughter of women, corrupting her: but she shall not stand [on his side], neither be for him.
11:18 After this shall he turn his face unto the isles, and shall take many: but a prince for his own behalf shall cause the reproach offered by him to cease; without his own reproach he shall cause [it] to turn upon him.
11:19 Then he shall turn his face toward the fort of his own land: but he shall stumble and fall, and not be found.
11:20 Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes [in] the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle.
11:21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
11:22 And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant.
11:23 And after the league [made] with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.
11:24 He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do [that] which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: [yea], and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.
11:25 And he shall stir up his power and his courage against the king of the south with a great army; and the king of the south shall be stirred up to battle with a very great and mighty army; but he shall not stand: for they shall forecast devices against him.
11:26 Yea, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain.
11:27 And both these kingim' hearts [shall be] to do mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper: for yet the end [shall be] at the time appointed.
11:28 Then shall he return into his land with great riches; and his heart [shall be] against the set apart covenant; and he shall do [exploits], and return to his own land.
11:29 At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter.
11:30 For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the set apart covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the set apart covenant.
11:31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily [sacrifice], and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.
11:32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their Elohim (אלהים) shall be strong, and do [exploits].
The Hammers - Makabim
11:33 And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, [many] days.
11:34 Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.
11:35 And [some] of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make [them] white, [even] to the time of the end: because [it is] yet for a time appointed.
11:36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every el, and shall speak marvellous things against the EL of el, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
11:37 Neither shall he regard the elohim of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any eloah: for he shall magnify himself above all.
11:38 But in his estate shall he honour the eloah of fortresses: and a eloah whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
11:39 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange eloah, whom he shall acknowledge [and] increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.
11:40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
11:41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many [countries] shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his yad (hand), [even] Edom, and Moav, and the chief of the children of Ammon.
11:42 He shall stretch forth his yad (hand) also upon the countries: and the Eretz Mitzrayim shall not escape.
11:43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Mitzrayim: and the Luvim and the Kushi [shall be] at his steps.
11:44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.
11:45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious set apart mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.
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1Makabim 2:1 In those days Mattathias Ben Yochanan Ben Shimon, a kohen of the family of Yoariv, moved from Yerushalayim and settled in Modein.
1Makabim 2:2 He had five banim, Yochanan surnamed Gaddi,
1Makabim 2:3 Shimon called Thassi,
1Makabim 2:4 Yehudah called Makabim,
1Makabim 2:5 Eleazar called Avaran, and Yonatan called Apfus.
1Makabim 2:6 He saw the blasphemies being committed in Yehudah and Yerushalayim,
1Makabim 2:7 and said, "Woe! Why was I born to see this, the ruin of my people, the ruin of the set apart city, and to live there when it was given over to the enemy, the sanctuary given over to aliens?
1Makabim 4:52 Early in the morning on the twenty-fifth day of the ninth month, which is the month of Kislev, in the one hundred forty-eighth year,
1Makabim 4:53 they rose and offered sacrifice, as the law directs, on the new altar of burnt offering that they had built.
1Makabim 4:54 At the very season and on the very day that the Goyim had profaned it, it was dedicated with songs and harps and lutes and cymbals.
1Makabim 4:55 All the people fell on their faces and worshiped and blessed Heaven, who had prospered them.
1Makabim 4:56 So they celebrated the dedication of the altar for eight days, and joyfully offered burnt offerings; they offered a sacrifice of well-being and a thanksgiving offering.
1Makabim 4:57 They decorated the front of the temple with golden crowns and small shields; they restored the gates and the chambers for the kohenim, and fitted them with doors.
1Makabim 4:58 There was very great joy among the people, and the disgrace brought by the Goyim was removed.
1Makabim 4:59 Then Yehudah and his brothers and all the assembly of Israel determined that every year at that season the days of dedication of the altar should be observed with joy and gladness for eight days, beginning with the twenty-fifth day of the month of Kislev.
Hanukah -- Sukkot
2Makabim 1:9 And now see that you keep the festival of booths in the month of Kislev, in the one hundred eighty-eighth year.
2Ma 10:1 Now Makabim and his followers, Adonay leading them on, recovered the temple and the city;
2Ma 10:2 they tore down the altars that had been built in the public square by the foreigners, and also destroyed the sacred precincts.
2Ma 10:3 They purified the sanctuary, and made another altar of sacrifice; then, striking fire out of flint, they offered sacrifices, after a lapse of two years, and they offered incense and lighted lamps and set out the bread of the Presence.
2Ma 10:4 When they had done this, they fell prostrate and implored Adonay that they might never again fall into such misfortunes, but that, if they should ever sin, they might be disciplined by him with forbearance and not be handed over to blasphemous and barbarous nations.
2Ma 10:5 It happened that on the same day on which the sanctuary had been profaned by the foreigners, the purification of the sanctuary took place, that is, on the twenty-fifth day of the same month, which was Kislev.
2Ma 10:6 They celebrated it for eight days with rejoicing, in the manner of the festival of booths (Sukkot), remembering how not long before, during the festival of booths, they had been wandering in the mountains and caves like wild animals.