3 Maccabees 1:18–20

18 Young women who had been secluded in their chambers rushed out with their mothers, sprinkled their hair with dust,j and filled the streets with groans and lamentations. 19 Those women who had recently been arrayed for marriage abandoned the bridal chambersk prepared for wedded union, and, neglecting proper modesty, in a disorderly rush flocked together in the city. 20 Mothers and nurses abandoned even newborn children here and there, some in houses and some in the streets, and without a backward look they crowded together at the most high temple.

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