Since it isn’t in their Bibles?
“He has portrayed the Crucifixion – now Mel Gibson has his sights set on the tale that led to Chanukah.
‘The Passion of the Christ’ director told WABC’s Sean Hannity yesterday that he’s planning a movie based on a Jewish rebellion nearly 200 years before the birth of Christ.
‘The story that’s always fired my imagination … is the Book of Maccabees,’ Gibson said in the radio interview.
‘It’s about Antiochus, the king who set up his religion in the Temple, and forced them all to deny the true God and worship at his feet and worship false gods.
‘The Maccabees family stood up, and they made war, they stuck by their guns, and they came out winning,’ he continued. ‘It’s like a Western.'”