The conversion of Heliodorus (2 Macc 3:35-3:40)

“Then Heliodorus offered sacrifice to the Lord. He made very great vows to the savior of his life. Having bidden Onias farewell, he marched off with his forces to the king. He bore testimony to all concerning the deeds of the supreme God, which he had seen with his own eyes. When the king asked Heliodorus what sort of person would be suitable to send on another mission to Jerusalem, he replied.

‘If you have any enemy or plotter against your government,

Send him there!

You will get him back thoroughly flogged,

If he survives at all.

There is certainly some power of God about the place.

He who has his dwelling in heaven

Watches over that place himself.

He brings it aid.

He strikes and destroys those who come to do it injury.’

This was the outcome of the episode of Heliodorus and the protection of the treasury.”

Heliodorus offered a sacrifice to the Lord. It is not clear if he did this in Jerusalem. He does not convert to become a Jew. He seems to be more favorably disposed to the Jews. He bid farewell to the high priest Onias, without a word about the money problem. When the king asked him who he should send there, Heliodorus said to send an enemy or plotter because he would not survive. The powerful God in heaven protected that place. He would destroy anyone who would come to injure the Temple of God in Jerusalem. Thus this brings an end to the story of Heliodorus and those worried about the Temple money.

31 thoughts on “The conversion of Heliodorus (2 Macc 3:35-3:40)

  1. wow, awesome post.Really thank you! Fantastic.

  2. I truly appreciate this blog.Thanks Again.

  3. Really informative blog article.Thanks Again. Really Great.

  4. Great, thanks for sharing this blog article.Much thanks again. Fantastic.

  5. Thanks a lot for the article.Really looking forward to read more. Really Great.

  6. I blog frequently and I really thank you for your content. Your article has really peaked my interest. I will take a note of your website and keep checking for new details about once a week. I subscribed to your RSS feed too.

  7. I needed to thank you for this very good read!! I absolutely enjoyed every little bit of it. I have got you saved as a favorite to look at new things you post…

  8. Right here is the perfect website for anyone who wants to understand this topic. You know so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually will need to…HaHa). You certainly put a fresh spin on a subject which has been discussed for a long time. Great stuff, just wonderful!

  9. A round of applause for your blog.Much thanks again.

  10. Great blog.Really thank you! Much obliged.

  11. I really enjoy the article.Really thank you!

  12. Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic post.Really thank you! Much obliged.

  13. Really informative article. Awesome.

  14. Great, thanks for sharing this post.Really thank you! Much obliged.

  15. Awesome article.Really looking forward to read more. Will read on…

  16. Thanks a lot for the blog.Really thank you! Much obliged.

  17. I really enjoy the blog.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.

  18. wow, awesome article.Thanks Again. Keep writing.

  19. I value the blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Want more.

  20. Im thankful for the post.Thanks Again. Want more.

  21. I appreciate you sharing this blog post.Much thanks again.

  22. I appreciate you sharing this blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Keep writing.

  23. Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic article post. Really Great.

  24. Major thankies for the article post.Really looking forward to read more. Really Cool.

  25. Major thanks for the post.Thanks Again. Keep writing.

  26. Thanks for the blog.Thanks Again. Awesome.

  27. Im thankful for the article post.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.

  28. I really enjoy the article. Fantastic.

  29. Thanks so much for the blog post. Great.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.