1 Maccabees 12
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Alliances with Rome and Sparta
- "Now when Jonathan saw that the time was favorable for him, he chose men and sent them to Rome to confirm and renew the friendship with them. "
- He also sent letters to the same effect to the Spartans and to other places.
- "So they went to Rome and entered the senate chamber and said, ""Jonathan the high priest and the Jewish nation have sent us to renew the former friendship and alliance with them."" "
Further Campaigns of Jonathan and Simon
Trypho Captures Jonathan