Key passages
Jos 4:11–14

And it happened, when all the people had finished crossing, the ark of Yahweh and the priests crossed over in front of the people. The children of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh crossed over armed before the Israelites, as Moses told them. About forty thousand armed for …

1 Mac 13:20

And after this, Trypho came to invade into the city and to destroy it, and he surrounded the way to Adora and Simon, and his army marched along opposite him to every place that he was going.

1 Mac 14:31

And their enemies wanted to invade into their region in order to destroy their country and stretched their hands over their sanctuary.