Wasn’t it some half-wit that stated that “in the Bible the Greeks are ALWAYS stated as those who bless(ed) the Jews?” or something to that effect…..
Acts 18:17 Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. And Gallio cared for none of those things.
Well, if you count beating the Jews up as a blessing – then I’d say they were really blessed (wink). Nothing like not sparing the rod and saving the Jew…… (((sarcasm)))
Not to mention that Antiochus Epiphanes was a Greek, let’s see how well he blessed the Jews :
Antiochus IV Epiphanes takes deliberate steps between 169 BCE and 167 BCE to Hellenize the Jews of Israel by attempting to destroy Judaism. The Book of Maccabees calls this period a “reign of terror” and describes its beginnings as:
“Not long after this, the king sent an Athenian senator to compel the Jews to forsake the laws of their fathers and cease to live by the laws of God, and also to pollute the temple in Jerusalem and call it the temple of Olympian Zeus…(6)One of the first things that Antiochus does take control of the Temple through influencing the office of the High Priest. He removes the High Priest from his position and replaces him with a Jew that he has in his back pocket. From this point on the High Priesthood becomes, to a large extent, a corrupt institution.
After he installs his own High Priest, Antiochus tries to dissolve the Jewish calendar.
LoOK ma – no common sense!!! The fact remains that after the diaspora, there were Jews to be found in each and every nation on earth – so there were Jews in Thessalonia, in Corinth, in Rome, in Galatia – heck, even in Ephesus – hence the church of Ephesus named in the book of Revelation.