Antiochus Epiphanes
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History Repeating ?

The  Rise  of  Antiochus Epiphanes the II : The  Final  Little  Horn 

In 167 BC, Antiochus Epiphanes raided the Jewish Temple, entered into the Holy of Holies and sacrificed a pig on the altar. ( Islam hadn’t yet appeared on the scene, nor an Arab identity & you guessed it : Antiochus wasn’t either of these he was  the son of full blooded Greek parents !!!)

Most bible prophecy scholars agree that Antiochus Epiphanes was a type and figure of the coming end-times antichrist who has yet to manifest himself. Although Epiphanes was indeed a king of Syria he was in no way an indigenous Arab. The Syria of Epiphanes era was not the same nation-state of Syria that we know today.

During Epiphanes time Syria ( and the surrounding region ) was under occupation and domination from Greek forces and Antiochus Epiphanes was one of them... To infer that Epiphanes was a Mohammadean or an Arab is to distort history and the facts Islam had not yet been made up and neither an Arab identity. The truth is that the region had been conquered by the Greeks and it was simply a region where a Greek-speaking Macedonian elite dominated .

...It should be noted that Syria in those days consisted in an array of ethnic-racial groups and inter-mingling , the region has had a long history of being conquered by various others including the Romans. The conquest of Syria is comparable to the latter conquest of the Europeans into Africa and Asia where European governors/rulers were positioned into power to look after the interests of the Kings of Europe in far and distant lands. ( for example: I personally grew up in a city somewhere in California where during the 1940’s to 1950’s the entire population was anglo-white, then in the 60’s and 70’s the population of the city dramatically changed and became almost all African-American, today that same city has changed demographics again and is now presently almost 80 percent Hispanic.)

The Seleucid Empire was the easternmost of the four divisions of Alexander's empire. From the fact that its capital was Antioch in Syria, and that in later times it lost its eastern territory and shrank into Syria proper, it was also referred to as the Syrian Empire, or merely Syria.

 Antiochus IV Epiphanes original name was Mithridates ( a Greek name ); he assumed the name Antiochus after he assumed the throne. He was a son of King Antiochus III the Great...One of his chief goals was to make Jerusalem a Greek colony  at any cost and by all means necessary...No  student of Bible Prophecy  can  deny  that  Antiochus was  a type of the little horn of a "Greek" third kingdom  and that  the fourth world power of Daniel  7 is Rome.

...Antiochus  assumed divine epithets, which no other Hellenistic king had done, such as Theos Epiphanes (Greek: mean "God Manifest") and after his defeat of Egypt,Nikephoros ( Greekmean: "Bearer of Victory"). But his often eccentric behavior, capricious actions and even insanity led some of his contemporaries to call him Epimanes ("The Mad One"), a word play off of his title Epiphanes.

...To consolidate his empire and strengthen his hold over the region, Antiochus decided to Hellenize the Jews by outlawing Judaism and by ordering the worship of Zeus ( not allah ! ) as the supreme god. This was anathema to the Jews and when they refused, Antiochus sent an army to enforce his decree. Because of the resistance, the city was destroyed, many were slaughtered, and a military Greek citadel called the Acra was established

...Antiochus IV is remembered as a major villain and persecutor in the Jewish traditions associated with Hanukkah, including the books of Macabees and the "Scroll of Antiochus." Rabbinical sources refer to him as : harasha ("the wicked").

Presently, various proponents for an Arab-Islamic anti-christ are quick to point out that Antiochus Epiphanes was a King of Syria and that somehow  this fact automatically makes him an early Arab , the truth is that Antiochus Epiphanes racial-ethnic background was that of a full blooded Greek the reality of this is just by studying the history books and studying the images left behind in time...

Additionally, Let us remember that Mohammed  didn't appear till some 700+ years later, and it should be noted that the name of king [as applied to Seleucid Kings] had no territorial reference. These kings [Alexander's successors] are never officially styled kings of Egypt or kingsof Asia. If they are called so by historians, it is merely for the purpose of convenient distinction. But their connection with that sphere was never as close and essential as that of the king of England or the king of France with his territory. Ptolemy and Seleucid Kings were to the end Macedonian kings who happened to reign in Egypt, Asia and wherever their  territorial conquests  stretched...

In conclusion, they say that a picture says a thousand words, the image of Antiouchus was preserved by coins that have been found that date to his period,(  remember when Jesus asked whose image was on the coin-render unto Caesar-the Romans copied what the Greeks had done too ) look at the image carefully and decide for yourself : does Antiochus and other Helenistic rulers look like a Greek-Roman or like your average modern day Arab ? The truth is that Antiouchus Epiphanes looked like your average Roman Caesar ( but of course he was a full blooded Greek )

...In sum no one can deny that the Prophet Daniel saw four Beasts, the first two  Beasts were indeed composed of Babylonians & Persians ( what we would call today Arabs ) “BUT” the last two Beasts are not Persians or Arabs, there is a power shift and the West rises to dominate the world : Greece and Rome and no  one is denying that the fourth Beast is Rome...As  a  Westerner  I  am  in  no  way proud  that  the   Beast  will  arise from  my part of the world ( GOD rebuke him )  as  a  student of Bible  Prophecy I  am  simply  seeking  after  the  truth and the true interpretation of Bible Prophecy.

...I  find  it  troubling  that  some  students  of  Bible  Prophecy  are  promoting the idea of an Islamic-Arab  Little  Horn  when  Biblical Prophecies and historical events  DO  NOT  support such a  theory...As  you  may  know  anyone  can  twist  biblical prophecies to  suit their interpretations that is one of the reasons why we have many different  Christian denominations today, I acknowledge that this is not a topic that will find  closure anytime soon, but as impartial student of history I believe that  it is very obvious that the  idea of  a ten King confederacy will emanate from the new ROME in the not so distant future, all you have to  study is the current  movement of the G-7 ( G-10 ) in other words  follow  the  money  trail  of  power for these players  are presently the Kings of the  World.( and if you  take notice of very  diligently  NOT ONE of the G-7 ( G10 ) are  an  Islamic country !!! )

...Yes,  history will repeat itself yet again in the not so distant future, another  Western  leader will  present himself in a future Jewish Temple and will  repeat  the same acts that Antiochus Epiphanes infamously  commited  some 2100+  years ago, only this time  it will be for the very last time and the real and prophesied Battle of Armageddon  will have been  sparked and the final 42 months of this planet's  human governments will have commenced and you and I know what happens next***

                                      By : Mario Romano

                                            Student of Bible Prophecy

                                            Saved by the Blood of the Lamb 


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