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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 IV. A Jewish priest named Mattathias lead 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).