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French School, circa 1800
MATTATHIAS KILLS THE JEWISH TRAITOR WHO OBEYED THE GREEK COMMAND TO WORSHIP ZEUS
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French School, circa 1800
MATTATHIAS KILLS THE JEWISH TRAITOR WHO OBEYED THE GREEK COMMAND TO WORSHIP ZEUS
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French School, circa 1800
MATTATHIAS KILLS THE JEWISH TRAITOR WHO OBEYED THE GREEK COMMAND TO WORSHIP ZEUS

Catalogue Note

Mattathias ben Johanan led the revolt against the Greco-Syrian empire in 166 B.C. after Antiochus IV pillaged the Temple in Jerusalem and enforced Greek worship and culture on the Judeans.  Although he died a year into the revolt, Mattathias' sons, Judah Maccabee, Jonothan and Simon, continued his fight and became de facto rulers of Judea.

A Private European Residence: French and Neoclassical Furniture and Paintings & Works on Paper

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