The prophecy in the book of Daniel of a ruler who would persecute the Jewish people outworking through the Maccabean revolt, and what we can learn about the end times through this
The book of Daniel prophesies of a Greek ruler who would come and persecute the Jewish people (Daniel 8:23-24). This ruler was named Antiochus Ephiphanes the fourth. A Jewish priest named Mattathias led a revolt, defeated the Greeks, and rededicated the Temple. The celebration of this event today is called Hanukkah (I Maccabees 1- 4). Antiochus’ decree that all people under his rule must adopt Greek culture is a prophecy of the end of days when the Beast system will require that all people on the earth follow the ‘New World Order’ (Revelation 13). The sons of Zion will oppose the sons of Greece (Zechariah 9:13). Yeshua will fight for Zion (Joel 3:16) and defeat the Beast system (Revelation 19:19-20).