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2 Maccabees 3:5–7

Since he could not prevail over Onias, he went to Apollonius of Tarsus,a who at that time was governor of Coelesyria and Phoenicia, and reported to him that the treasury in Jerusalem was full of untold sums of money, so that the amount of the funds could not be reckoned, and that they did not belong to the account of the sacrifices, but that it was possible for them to fall under the control of the king. When Apollonius met the king, he told him of the money about which he had been informed. The kingb chose Heliodorus, who was in charge of his affairs, and sent him with commands to effect the removal of the reported wealth.

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