CHAPTER 10. The pagans are defined as 'blasphemous and barbarous nations' in 10.4, but there are also severe censures of apostate Jews, of whom there must therefore have been considerable numbers. They welcomed those who fled from Jerusalem and did everything they could to keep the country in a perpetual state of war. Read verse in Common English Bible w/ Apocrypha 27 When they had finished praying, they took up their weapons, went out a good distance from Jerusalem, and stopped for the night not far from the enemy. They put on sackcloth, threw dirt on their heads, 26 and lay face downward on the steps of the altar, begging God to help them by fighting against their enemies, as he had promised in his Law. Used by permission. 11 This man, when he succeeded to the kingdom, appointed one Lysias to have charge of the government and to be chief governor of Coelesyria and Phoenicia. 8–9) or Joppa (vv. 23 Judas was always successful in battle, and in his assault on those two forts he killed more than 20,000 men. 2 They tore down the altars which foreigners had set up in the marketplace and destroyed the other places of worship that had been built. 27 And rising from their prayer they took up their arms and advanced a considerable distance from the city; and when they came near the enemy they halted. * 1 a About that time Antiochus retreated in disgrace from the region of Persia. Simon Accuses Onias. 13 As a result he was accused before Eupator by the king’s Friends. 3 They purified the Temple and built a new altar. CHAPTER 9. Then they struck flints to make fire and they offered up sacrifices after a lapse of two years, and … 11 When he became king he appointed a man by the name of Lysias to be in charge of the affairs of state and to be chief governor of Greater Syria, 12 replacing Ptolemy Macron, who had been the first governor to treat the Jews fairly. Then, with new fire started by striking flint, they offered sacrifice for the first time in two years, burned incense, lighted the lamps, and set out the sacred loaves. Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff. 2:13 Nehemiah’s memoirs: a lost apocryphal work, or perhaps Neh 1–7, 11–13. 11 This man, when he succeeded to the kingdom, appointed one Lysias to have charge of the government and to be chief governor of Coelesyria and Phoenicia. They tore down the altars w New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), NRSV Comfort Print XL Edition Holy Bible--soft leather-look, burgundy, NRSV Catholic Bible, Journal Edition, Comfort Print, Cloth over Board, Gray, NRSV HarperCollins Study Bible with Apocrypha, Student Edition, Revised, hardcover, NRSV Single-Column Reference Bible, Comfort Print--premium goatskin leather, black, Premier Collection, NRSV Large-Print Thinline Reference Bible--soft leather-look, brown (indexed), NRSV Large-Print Thinline Reference Bible--soft leather-look, burgundy (indexed). The enemy forces then became so confused and bewildered that they broke ranks, and the Jews cut them to pieces, 31 slaughtering 20,500 infantry and 600 cavalry. 2 Maccabees 10 1 Judas Maccabeus and his followers, under the leadership of the Lord, recaptured the Temple and the city of Jerusalem. The prologue to this letter; 2 Maccabees is a summary of Jason's five-volume work (Jason of Cyrene was a Hellenized Jew who wrote a five-volume history on the times of the Maccabees. The Rededication of the Temple(1 Macc 4.36–61) Judas Maccabaeus and his followers, under the leadership of the Lord, recaptured the Temple and the city of Jerusalem. A third force broke down the gates and let in the rest of Judas' men to capture the city. * The statement attributed here to Moses seems to be based on Lv 10:16–20. 2 Maccabees 10 Now Maccabeus and his followers, the Lord leading them on, recovered the temple and the city; they tore down the altars that had been built in the public square by the foreigners, and also destroyed the sacred precincts. 8 Everyone agreed that the entire Jewish nation should celebrate this festival each year. 21 When word of what had happened came to Maccabeus, he gathered the leaders of the people, and accused these men of having sold their kindred for money by setting their enemies free to fight against them. Unable to command the respect due his office,[a] he took poison and ended his life. * From there: not from Jamnia (vv. 1 Now Maccabeus and his company, the Lord guiding them, recovered the temple and the city:. 2 He dared to brand as a schemer against the government the man who was the benefactor of the city, the protector of his compatriots, and a zealous defender of the laws. This history includes battles with Antiochus IV … 1 The Simon mentioned above as the informer about the funds against his own country slandered Onias as the one who incited Heliodorus and instigated the whole miserable affair. 13 A… 20 But those with Simon, who were money-hungry, were bribed by some of those who were in the towers, and on receiving seventy thousand drachmas let some of them slip away. Here therefore, being plagued, he began to leave off his great pride, and to come to the knowledge of himself by the scourge of God, his pain increasing every moment. 13 As a result the King's Friends went to Eupator and accused Macron of treachery, because he had abandoned the island of Cyprus, which King Philometor of Egypt had placed under his command, and had gone over to Antiochus Epiphanes. 14 When Gorgias became governor of the region, he maintained a force of mercenaries, and at every turn kept attacking the Jews. 1 2 MACCABEES A Le er to the Jews in Egypt 1 5e Jews in Jerusalem and those in the land of Judea, To their Jewish kindred in Egypt, Greetings and true peace. 2 MaccabeesChapter 10. 6 The happy celebration lasted eight days, like the Festival of Shelters, and the people remembered how only a short time before, they had spent the Festival of Shelters wandering like wild animals in the mountains and living in caves. 19 Judas had to go on to some other places in the country, where he was more urgently needed, but he left behind Simon and Joseph, together with Zacchaeus and his men. 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