2 Maccabees

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2 Maccabees 11

    Lys'ias Besieges Beth-zur

  1. "Very soon after this, Lys'ias, the king's guardian and kinsman, who was in charge of the government, being vexed at what had happened, "
  2. "gathered about eighty thousand men and all his cavalry and came against the Jews. He intended to make the city a home for Greeks, "
  3. "and to levy tribute on the temple as he did on the sacred places of the other nations, and to put up the high priesthood for sale every year. "
  4. Lys'ias Makes Peace with the Jews