2 Maccabees 11
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Lys'ias Besieges Beth-zur
- "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, "
- "gathered about eighty thousand men and all his cavalry and came against the Jews. He intended to make the city a home for Greeks, "
- "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. "
Lys'ias Makes Peace with the Jews