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Greece, Sons of

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"I will stir up thy sons, O Z ion, against thy sons, O G reece, and will make thee as the sword of a mighty man" (Zechariah 9:13 ). The passage doubtless refers to the captive Hebrews who are held by the Greeks. The exhortation is to insurrection against the Greeks. Although bearing a striking similarity to the passage in Joel 3:6 , there is evidently no connection between the two. In the first, there was conflict between the nations; in the second, simply a reflection upon Tyre and Sidon for having sold into Greece certain Jewish captives. From a Jewish standpoint the Maccabean wars were really between Jews and Greeks. See JAVAN; ASMONEANS .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Greece, Sons of'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​isb/​g/greece-sons-of.html. 1915.
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