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MAD KINGS AND MACCABEES (PART FOUR): ARMED RESISTANCE!

In the 2nd century BC a “mad king” threatened to extinguish the Jewish religion and obliterate the Jew’s unique identity. A champion arose, David-like to challenge the Seleucid Goliath and defend his people: Judah Maccabee, “The Hammer”! His struggle freed … Continue reading

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MAD KINGS AND MACCABEES (PART THREE)

In the 2nd century BC a “mad king” threatened to extinguish the Jewish religion and obliterate the Jew’s unique identity. A champion arose, David-like to challenge the Seleucid Goliath and defend his people: Judah Maccabee, “The Hammer”! His struggle freed … Continue reading

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MAD KINGS AND MACCABEES (PART TWO): HUMILIATION IN EGYPT AND REVOLT IN JUDEA

In the 2nd century BC a “mad king” threatened to extinguish the Jewish religion and obliterate the Jew’s unique identity. A champion arose, David-like to challenge the Seleucid Goliath and defend his people: Judah Maccabee, “The Hammer”! His struggle freed … Continue reading

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MAD KINGS AND MACCABEES: THE FIRST HANUKKAH

In the 2nd century BC a “mad king” threatened to extinguish the Jewish religion and obliterate the Jew’s unique identity. A champion arose, David-like to challenge the Seleucid Goliath and defend his people: Judah Maccabee, “The Hammer”! His struggle freed … Continue reading

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THE CRUSADES PART 4: JERUSALEM AND THE KINGDOM

This is the third part of Deadliest Blogger’s look at the religious and military phenomenon known as the Crusades. At best, considering the sheer volume of material and scope of history involved, this can only be a cursory examination of … Continue reading

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HISTORY BITES: SON OF A GUN!

Now for a “bite-sized” piece of history! Though seldom used today, a centuries-old exclamation in our language is, “Son of a gun!” This term is used in a variety of ways reflecting very different emotions; from admiration and excitement, to … Continue reading

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GREAT WARSHIPS OF HISTORY: SHIP OF THE LINE, THE KING OF NAVAL BATTLE IN THE AGE OF SAIL

Deadliest Blogger continues its presentation of the great warships of history with a look as the main battleships of the Age of Sail: the Ship of the Line! In the first half of the 16th century, the northern European maritime … Continue reading

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