Offers an explanation for the disappearance of the tomb of Alexander the Great during the rise of Christianity. As Alexander had been deified, early Christians saw his tomb as a challenge to the worldly triumph of Christianity and sought to erase it from the historical record.
The Brain explains why learning about history is important. He states how he would improve upon the flaws of many past leaders, including as Cleopatra, Hannibal, Attila, Alexander The Great, and Napoleon.
The Jewish people find themselves swept into a dynamic but unfamiliar world with the arrival of the Greeks and new influences in the wake of Alexander the Great's conquests. These foreign influences prove to be a challenge for some of the traditions and beliefs of Judaism.
In the wake of Alexander the Great the Seleucid Greek Kingdom inherits Judea. Some Jews are willing to adopt Greek ways and integrate into the Seleucid fabric and others consider the changes an affront and seek to challenge it.