thanks Hesychios that was some good stuff. and about that Maccabees thing I see it right there in 1Mac 1! I cant believe I didnt remember that! (i read Mac a few years ago), all I remember is there was a lot going on in that book and I was overwhelmed with a lot of the times,names, people, etc.
also no thanks to those guys (probably protestant) on the web who talk about the Greek Empire stuff in Daniel, but wont even mention Maccabees, and no thanks especially to all those who are worried about if he was gay or not!
Thank to all for the Info!