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3/5/3012 Maccabees “So they built a gymnasium in Jerusalem, such as the pagans have, disguised their circumcism, and abandoned the holy covenant, submitting to the heathen rule as willing slaves of impiety.” - A polytheistic system does not accept other polytheistic systems’ existence - Monotheistic system may acknowledge other groups, but do not have the same rituals/traditions o Each system thinks that they are ultimately correct
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Unformatted text preview: -There were Jews in the community that felt it was possible that they could be Jewish and compete athletically at the gym. o Mark of the covenant o Marks the Jew as a member of that community o Begins with violence within the Jewish community o Maccabees direct their violence against the Jews who conform to the others’ wishes?-...
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