Josephus does mention that Antiochus desolated the temple. But in his brief history of Jerusalem, he mentions only two desolations. By NebuchadnezzarBy TitusThe efforts by Antiochus were nothing like those.
My wife used to have a book that had a chorus which went something like this. (The book seems to have been lost.) If a little bird can sing God's praise,Trusting him for daily foodI too can praise him all my daysWho is to me so kind good.The tune was reputed to be by a blackbird.
`They are people for whom Christ died. Another boat with about 700 passengers sank today with very few rescued. Some survivors said it was worth risking their lives and those of their children. Some of these people said they paid 1000 euros to people traffickers to get on these boats. IS said that Christians live in peace under their regime providing they pay the tax for unbelievers. On the other hand, IS in Libya have murdered 30 Ethiopian Christians, some beheaded on a beach in Libya and the others shot.