1 Maccabees

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1 Maccabees 5

    Wars with Neighboring Peoples

  1. "When the Gentiles round about heard that the altar had been built and the sanctuary dedicated as it was before, they became very angry, "
  2. and they determined to destroy the descendants of Jacob who lived among them. So they began to kill and destroy among the people.
  3. "But Judas made war on the sons of Esau in Idume'a, at Akrabatte'ne, because they kept lying in wait for Israel. He dealt them a heavy blow and humbled them and despoiled them. "
  4. Liberation of Galilean Jews

    Judas and Jonathan in Gilead

    The Return to Jerusalem

    Joseph and Azariah Defeated

    Success at Hebron and Philistia