The Greeks forced the Jews to sacrifice pigs to a Greek G-d
Few hundred Jews revolted but it backfired, and thousands of Greeks fought too
The Chashmonaim, a Jewish dynasty reining for a couple hundred years
A small rag-tag group of Jews called the "Maccabees" who had almost no chance
They fought each other for a long time
Miracle of the war was that there was so many greek fighters, and barely as many macabees. The miracle of the oil was when they got back to the temple and it was ruined and there was ruined idols, they only found one small jar of oil that should have barely lasted, yet it lasted for eight days until they could get more oil.