HOLY BIBLE is one of the thousand sources that prove the GREEK nationality of the ancient Macedonians.
HOLY BIBLE GREEK IDENTITY HELLAS GREECE MACEDONIA MAKEDONIA BOOK OF MACCABEES DANIEL PROPHET OLD TESTAMENT NEW JEWS ANTIOCHUS ANTIOCHOS ANTIOCH LYSIAS PTOLEMY RELIGION CHRISTIAN CHRISTIANITY ACTS ROMANS THESSALONIANS APOSTLE PAUL SILAS ALEXANDER THE GREAT ALEXANDROS MEGAS FILIPPOS PHILIP MACEDON MAKEDON MACEDOINE SKOPJE FYROM VARDARSKA MAKEDONIJA
The Macedonian royal house was called "Argeads" or "Temenidae". According to the tradition, the founder of the royal house Perdiccas - even if the name of the founder differs in reference with the ancient source used - along with his brothers, the "Temenidae" came to the place called Macedonia from the Greek city of Argos (southern Greece). These Temenidae were descendants of Heracles, through Temenus, thus they were called also 'Heracleids'. Since the time of Alexander I, Macedonian kings participated in Olympic games, which as we all know only Greeks could take part. The Argive origin of the Macedonian royal house was well-attested and widely believed both from Macedonians, as well as the rest of Greeks.
Now that the wars are over I wish you to find happiness through peace.
May all mortals live from now on in harmony , as one nation for the sake of common prosperity.You should consider the world as your Country, with common laws, governed by men of merit, regardless of their race.
I do not distinguish people as Hellenes or Barbarians, as do the narrow minded. I am not interested where the citizens come from, nor what race they were born in.I only distinguish them on the basis of their virtue. For me each good foreigner is a Hellene and each bad Hellene is a Barbarian.
If ever there appear differences among you ,then you must not resolve them by taking to arms, you should resolve them in peace.If need be,I will act as your negotiator.
You must not think of God as an authoritarian ruler , but you should consider him as a common father, so that your conduct resembles the uniform behaviour of your brothers who belong to the same family.For my part, I consider all, whether they be white or black, equal.And I would like you to be not only subject of my common-wealth but also participants and partners.
You should regard the Oath that we took tonight as a symbol of Love.
In the acts of the Apostles (chapter 16, verses 11-15 & 17 verses 1-15, Pauls journey to Macedonia) there is a description of Macedonia and we can see the names of its cities Philippoi, Thessaloniki (not Solun), Neapolis, Amphipolis, Appolonia, Beroia all GREEK names. Apostle Paul and Silas also mention the ethnicities that found in Macedonia, Jews, Romans, Greeks. There is no mention of a Macedonian ethnicity separate from the Greek nation, Macedonians are identified as Greeks.
"While I, Daniel, was watching the vision and seeked for comprehension, someone with the appearance of a man stood in front of me. Then I heard a human voice from the Oulai river saying Gabriel make him understand the vision. Gabriel came next to me. I was scared and I fell down facing the soil. He told me Understand human, the vision refers to the end of times. While he was speaking, i was sleeping deeply with my face on the soil. He touched me and made me stand up. He said I will tell you what will happen in the end, in a specific time, when GODs wrath ceases. The Ram you saw with the two horns are the kings of Medians and Persians. The Goat is the kingdom of GREEKS and the horn between the eyes is the first king (Alexander)." (Daniel chapter 8 verses 15-27)
The Strabo (Geography 7) on the nationality of the Macedonians, states clearly that Macedonians are Greeks... «Εστίν με ουν Ελλάς και η Μακεδονία, νυνί μέντοι τη φύσει των τόπων ακολουθούντες και τω σχήματι χωρίς έγνωμεν από της άλλης Ελλάδος τάξαι και συνάψαι προς όμορον αυτής Θράκης» (Στράβων Γεωγραφικά, 7).
"...and she was not there forever, but after the cataclysm of Defkalion, which occurred in the Hellenic area, in fact, in the ancient Hellas, which was around Dodoni, and it changed many times the flow of Acheloos river. In that area live the Selloi and the ones that were once called Graecoi and are now called Hellenes..."
(Aristotelis Meteorologika, I, 14)
"The Hellenic race has never, since its first origin, changed its speech. This at least seems evident to me. It was a branch of the PELASGIC (Pelasgians the Early Hellenes) (Herodotus 1.57)
"...Pelasgians, a Greek nation which did not came from elsewhere but we were born autochthonous" (Plutarchos Peri fyges 604D-E,13)
"I think it was the glory of the city which prepared them to be called after her, the Pelasgians, the Danaans & the Argeians and the other Greeks." (Strabo G H VI 8)