The first book of the Maccabees

“As with all political movements, the advance of Greek customs in Judaea had created two rivalling factions – the Jews who wished to remain with their ancestral customs and religion (‘conservatives’) and the Jews who wished to ‘move with the world’ (‘progressives’).”

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Reading through the fourth book of Kings (aka. the second book of Kings)

“Now carried off in ruin, the Judaites would return a few decades later as one of the most lasting nations of people in history: those who followed the ancient religion of the Hebrews, now the religion of the Judaites, that is to say, the Jews.”

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