1 Maccabees 3:37

37 And the king took the half that remained of the forces, and removed from Antioch, gfrom hish royal cityg, i(in) the one hundred and forty-seventh yeari; and he passed over the river Euphrates, and went through the upper countries.

3:38–60. Lysias dispatches an army into the land of Judah under Ptolemy, Nicanor, and Gorgias. Judas Maccabaeus prepares for the coming struggle.

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