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From the End of Prophecy to the Chanukah Miracles

With the passing of the last prophets, a glorious era came to an end for the Jewish people.
Knowing of the great fame of the Torah, Ptolemy II ordered 72 sages to come to Alexandria. When they arrived, he isolated each one to prevent collaboration, and demanded that they translate the Torah into Greek.
In 3586, Antiochus assumed the Seleucid throne. This monarch saw as his life's mission spreading Greek culture and religion throughout his empire.