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1 Maccabees 11
- "Then the king of Egypt gathered great forces, like the sand by the seashore, and many ships; and he tried to get possession of Alexander's kingdom by trickery and add it to his own kingdom. "
- "He set out for Syria with peaceable words, and the people of the cities opened their gates to him and went to meet him, for Alexander the king had commanded them to meet him, since he was Alexander's a father-in-law. "
- But when Ptol'emy entered the cities he stationed forces as a garrison in each city.