This Day, June 22, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. Levin

JUNE 22 217 BCE: Ptolemy IV of Egypt defeated Antiochus IIIat the Battle of Raphia. The Battle of Raphia , also known as the Battle of Gaza , was part of the ongoing power struggle between the Seleucids and the Ptolomies for the land mass that included Jerusalem and the land mass of Eretz Israel. Ptolemy’s victory proved to be of short-term value. Tovább »