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Margin, Daniel 11:38, "the god of forces," rather "of fortresses." The reference may be to the fact that Antiochus Epiphanes erected a temple to Jupiter Capitolinus at Antioch, and dedicated Jehovah's temple at Jerusalem to Jupiter Olympius (Livy 41:20; 2 Maccabees 6:2). Furst suggests Melkart the Hercules of Tyre, "the fortress" or "stronghold (ma'oz) of the sea." New Tyre was on a rock surrounded by the sea (Isaiah 23:4).

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'mauzzim' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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