Daily Archives: September 2, 2008

Republican National Convention

The 2008 Republican National Convention starts tonight. As with the Democratic one, the first Republican National Convention that I watched was in 1988. I watched it on NBC, and I enjoyed the way that the network played dramatic music while … Continue reading

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Were the Maccabees Aaronides?

The Catholic Study Bible says the following about the Hasmoneans, the priesthood that took over in Jerusalem after the Jews’ defeat of Antiochus Epiphanes (second century B.C.E.): “The purpose of 1 Maccabees is clear: it defends the legitimacy of the … Continue reading

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