The New Revised Standard Version

4 Maccabees 5:4

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When many persons had been rounded up, one man, Eleazar by name, leader of the flock, was broughta before the king. He was a man of priestly family, learned in the law, advanced in age, and known to many in the tyrant’s court because of his philosophy.b

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Or was the first of the flock to be brought


Other ancient authorities read his advanced age