2 Maccabees

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2 Maccabees 3

    Arrival of Heliodorus in Jerusalem

  1. "While the holy city was inhabited in unbroken peace and the laws were very well observed because of the piety of the high priest Oni'as and his hatred of wickedness, "
  2. "it came about that the kings themselves honored the place and glorified the temple with the finest presents, "
  3. "so that even Seleu'cus, the king of Asia, defrayed from his own revenues all the expenses connected with the service of the sacrifices. "
  4. The Lord Protects His Temple

    Onias Prays for Heliodorus

    The Conversion of Heliodorus