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giving witness to one's faith by proclaiming good news of Jesus Christ to the world through words and actions
inveritiable stories that are passed down from generation and accepted as true or partly true; form a legend cycle in the narratives in the Book of Daniel- a pattern which a religious figure is confronted with temptation but remains faithful to God and is delivered from danger
Alexander the Great
lover of all things Greek; hellenized the Ancient Near East; conquered the Persian empire, bringing hellenic civilization to Palestine
angel who acts as the meditator at God's throne to bring about Sarah and Tobit's deliverence from persecution
a center of itellectual learning; it was a public institution where training for public competition occurered, as did the teaching of philosophy, literature, and music
the leader of the revolt (against?) Antiochus IV; marched into Jerusalem, reclaimed and cleansed the Temple, and restored the priests who had remained faithful (first Jewish revolt)
Antiochus IV Epiphanes
A Seleucid ruler; tried to unify people by enforcing a hellenistic way of life; desecrated the Jewish Temple with images of Greek gods
Alexander the Great's mother believed her son was destined for a divine mission because he was a descendent of him
by living according to their faith and acting agianst the laws of the governeing body that contradicted their religious laws, the Jews risked...
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