Once we were asked if this blog was named after the military battle between the Jewish forces led by Judas Maccabees and the armies of Antiochus Epiphanes as recorded in 1 Macc. 3.40-4.15 (see here).

Well, no, it is named after the story of the disciples encountering the resurrected Christ on the road to Emmaus where he taught them how to see him in Scripture (Lk. 24.13-45). That being said, the story from 1 Maccabees is an interesting one. It feels structured around the story of the armies led by Gideon against Midianites (Judges 6.1-7.25) and it references the exodus through the Red Sea where Pharoah was defeated (Ex. 13.17-14.31). All in all it is a good story, but I can’t find a way to apply it to the name of this blog in order to have a double reference. Unless somehow this blog has something to do with God providing victory in the face of insurmountably challenges, but I have never thought of it that way.