Friday, January 22, 2010

Pakistan, Alexander the Great (contd-1)


Under the Persians the Jews did very well. They were able to worship their own God, and even to trvel around the Persian Empire converting people to Judaism. But in 331BC Alexander the Great who was from macedon , conquered Persian Empire and "liberated" ( as he called it) the Jews from the Persian rule. At first the jews thought that they would be independent again and have a king, but it soon turned out that Alexander was making Israel part of his own empire. After Alexander died in 323 BC, Israel became part of the empire of Alexander's general Seleucus,