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|1 Furthermore, when Demetrius heard the Nicanor and his host were slain in battle, he sent Bacchides and Alcimus into the land of Judea the second time, and with them the chief strength of his host: 2 Who went forth by the way that leadeth to Galgala, and pitched their tents before Masaloth, which is in Arbela, and after they had won it, they slew much people. 3 Also the first month of the hundred fifty and second year they encamped before Jerusalem: 4 From whence they removed, and went to Berea, with twenty thousand footmen and two thousand horsemen. 5 Now Judas had pitched his tents at Eleasa, and three thousand chosen men with him: 6 Who seeing the multitude of the other army to he so great were sore afraid; whereupon many conveyed themselves out of the host, insomuch as abode of them no more but eight hundred men. 7 When Judas therefore saw that his host slipt away, and that the battle pressed upon him, he was sore troubled in mind, and much distressed, for that he had no time to gather them together. 8 Nevertheless unto them that remained he said, Let us arise and go up against our enemies, if peradventure we may be able to fight with them. 9 But they dehorted him, saying, We shall never be able: let us now rather save our lives, and hereafter we will return with our brethren, and fight against them: for we are but few. 10 Then Judas said, God forbid that I should do this thing, and flee away from them: if our time be come, let us die manfully for our brethren, and let us not stain our honour. 11 With that the host of Bacchides removed out of their tents, and stood over against them, their horsemen being divided into two troops, and their slingers and archers going before the host and they that marched in the foreward were all mighty men. 12 As for Bacchides, he was in the right wing: so the host drew near on the two parts, and sounded their trumpets. 13 They also of Judas’ side, even they sounded their trumpets also, so that the earth shook at the noise of the armies, and the battle continued from morning till night. 14 Now when Judas perceived that Bacchides and the strength of his army were on the right side, he took with him all the hardy men, 15 Who discomfited the right wing, and pursued them unto the mount Azotus. 16 But when they of the left wing saw that they of the right wing were discomfited, they followed upon Judas and those that were with him hard at the heels from behind: 17 Whereupon there was a sore battle, insomuch as many were slain on both parts. 18 Judas also was killed, and the remnant fled. 19 Then Jonathan and Simon took Judas their brother, and buried him in the sepulchre of his fathers in Modin. 20 Moreover they bewailed him, and all Israel made great lamentation for him, and mourned many days, saying, 21 How is the valiant man fallen, that delivered Israel! 22 As for the other things concerning Judas and his wars, and the noble acts which he did, and his greatness, they are not written: for they were very many. 23 Now after the death of Judas the wicked began to put forth their heads in all the coasts of Israel, and there arose up all such as wrought iniquity. 24 In those days also was there a very great famine, by reason whereof the country revolted, and went with them. 25 Then Bacchides chose the wicked men, and made them lords of the country. 26 And they made enquiry and search for Judas’ friends, and brought them unto Bacchides, who took vengeance of them, and used them despitefully. 27 So was there a great affliction in Israel, the like whereof was not since the time that a prophet was not seen among them. 28 For this cause all Judas’ friends came together, and said unto Jonathan, 29 Since thy brother Judas died, we have no man like him to go forth against our enemies, and Bacchides, and against them of our nation that are adversaries to us. 30 Now therefore we have chosen thee this day to be our prince and captain in his stead, that thou mayest fight our battles. 31 Upon this Jonathan took the governance upon him at that time, and rose up instead of his brother Judas. 32 But when Bacchides gat knowledge thereof, he sought for to slay him 33 Then Jonathan, and Simon his brother, and all that were with him, perceiving that, fled into the wilderness of Thecoe, and pitched their tents by the water of the pool Asphar. 34 Which when Bacchides understood, he came near to Jordan with all his host upon the sabbath day. 35 Now Jonathan had sent his brother John, a captain of the people, to pray his friends the Nabathites, that they might leave with them their carriage, which was much. 36 But the children of Jambri came out of Medaba, and took John, and all that he had, and went their way with it. 37 After this came word to Jonathan and Simon his brother, that the children of Jambri made a great marriage, and were bringing the bride from Nadabatha with a great train, as being the daughter of one of the great princes of Chanaan. 38 Therefore they remembered John their brother, and went up, and hid themselves under the covert of the mountain: 39 Where they lifted up their eyes, and looked, and, behold, there was much ado and great carriage: and the bridegroom came forth, and his friends and brethren, to meet them with drums, and instruments of musick, and many weapons. 40 Then Jonathan and they that were with him rose up against them from the place where they lay in ambush, and made a slaughter of them in such sort, as many fell down dead, and the remnant fled into the mountain, and they took all their spoils. 41 Thus was the marriage turned into mourning, and the noise of their melody into lamentation. 42 So when they had avenged fully the blood of their brother, they turned again to the marsh of Jordan. 43 Now when Bacchides heard hereof, he came on the sabbath day unto the banks of Jordan with a great power. 44 Then Jonathan said to his company, Let us go up now and fight for our lives, for it standeth not with us to day, as in time past: 45 For, behold, the battle is before us and behind us, and the water of Jordan on this side and that side, the marsh likewise and wood, neither is there place for us to turn aside. 46 Wherefore cry ye now unto heaven, that ye may be delivered from the hand of your enemies. 47 With that they joined battle, and Jonathan stretched forth his hand to smite Bacchides, but he turned back from him. 48 Then Jonathan and they that were with him leapt into Jordan, and swam over unto the other bank: howbeit the other passed not over Jordan unto them. 49 So there were slain of Bacchides’ side that day about a thousand men. 50 Afterward returned Bacchides to Jerusalem and repaired the strong cites in Judea; the fort in Jericho, and Emmaus, and Bethhoron, and Bethel, and Thamnatha, Pharathoni, and Taphon, these did he strengthen with high walls, with gates and with bars. 51 And in them he set a garrison, that they might work malice upon Israel. 52 He fortified also the city Bethsura, and Gazera, and the tower, and put forces in them, and provision of victuals. 53 Besides, he took the chief men’s sons in the country for hostages, and put them into the tower at Jerusalem to be kept. 54 Moreover in the hundred fifty and third year, in the second month, Alcimus commanded that the wall of the inner court of the sanctuary should be pulled down; he pulled down also the works of the prophets 55 And as he began to pull down, even at that time was Alcimus plagued, and his enterprises hindered: for his mouth was stopped, and he was taken with a palsy, so that he could no more speak any thing, nor give order concerning his house. 56 So Alcimus died at that time with great torment. 57 Now when Bacchides saw that Alcimus was dead, he returned to the king: whereupon the land of Judea was in rest two years. 58 Then all the ungodly men held a council, saying, Behold, Jonathan and his company are at ease, and dwell without care: now therefore we will bring Bacchides hither, who shall take them all in one night. 59 So they went and consulted with him. 60 Then removed he, and came with a great host, and sent letters privily to his adherents in Judea, that they should take Jonathan and those that were with him: howbeit they could not, because their counsel was known unto them. 61 Wherefore they took of the men of the country, that were authors of that mischief, about fifty persons, and slew them. 62 Afterward Jonathan, and Simon, and they that were with him, got them away to Bethbasi, which is in the wilderness, and they repaired the decays thereof, and made it strong. 63 Which thing when Bacchides knew, he gathered together all his host, and sent word to them that were of Judea. 64 Then went he and laid siege against Bethbasi; and they fought against it a long season and made engines of war. 65 But Jonathan left his brother Simon in the city, and went forth himself into the country, and with a certain number went he forth. 66 And he smote Odonarkes and his brethren, and the children of Phasiron in their tent. 67 And when he began to smite them, and came up with his forces, Simon and his company went out of the city, and burned up the engines of war, 68 And fought against Bacchides, who was discomfited by them, and they afflicted him sore: for his counsel and travail was in vain. 69 Wherefore he was very wroth at the wicked men that gave him counsel to come into the country, inasmuch as he slew many of them, and purposed to return into his own country. 70 Whereof when Jonathan had knowledge, he sent ambassadors unto him, to the end he should make peace with him, and deliver them the prisoners. 71 Which thing he accepted, and did according to his demands, and sware unto him that he would never do him harm all the days of his life. 72 When therefore he had restored unto him the prisoners that he had taken aforetime out of the land of Judea, he returned and went his way into his own land, neither came he any more into their borders. 73 Thus the sword ceased from Israel: but Jonathan dwelt at Machmas, and began to govern the people; and he destroyed the ungodly men out of Israel.||
ΚΑΙ ἤκουσε Δημήτριος ὅτι ἔπεσε Νικάνωρ καὶ αἱ δυνάμεις αὐτοῦ ἐν πολέμῳ, καὶ προσέθετο τὸν Βακχίδην καὶ τὸν ῎Αλκιμον ἐκ δευτέρου ἀποστεῖλαι εἰς γῆν ᾿Ιούδα καὶ τὸ δεξιὸν κέρας μετ᾿ αὐτῶν. 2 καὶ ἐπορεύθησαν ὁδὸν τὴν εἰς Γάλγαλα καὶ παρενέβαλον ἐπὶ Μαισαλὼθ τὴν ἐν ᾿Αρβήλοις καὶ προκατελάβοντο αὐτὴν καὶ ἀπώλεσαν ψυχὰς ἀνθρώπων πολλάς. 3 καὶ τοῦ μηνὸς τοῦ πρώτου ἔτους τοῦ δευτέρου καὶ πεντηκοστοῦ καὶ ἑκατοστοῦ παρενέβαλον ἐπὶ ῾Ιερουσαλήμ· 4 καὶ ἀπῇραν καὶ ἐπορεύθησαν εἰς Βερέαν ἐν εἴκοσι χιλιάσιν ἀνδρῶν καὶ δισχιλίᾳ ἵππῳ. 5 καὶ ᾿Ιούδας ἦν παρεμβεβληκὼς ἐν ᾿Ελασά, καὶ τρισχίλιοι ἄνδρες ἐκλεκτοὶ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ. 6 καὶ εἶδον τὸ πλῆθος τῶν δυνάμεων ὅτι πολλοί εἰσι, καὶ ἐφοβήθησαν σφόδρα· καὶ ἐξερρύησαν πολλοὶ ἀπὸ τῆς παρεμβολῆς, οὐ κατελείφθησαν ἐξ αὐτῶν ἀλλ᾿ ἢ ὀκτακόσιοι ἄνδρες. 7 καὶ εἶδεν ᾿Ιούδας ὅτι ἀπερρύη ἡ παρεμβολὴ αὐτοῦ καὶ ὁ πόλεμος ἔθλιβεν αὐτόν, καὶ συνετρίβη τῇ καρδίᾳ, ὅτι οὐκ εἶχε καιρὸν συναγαγεῖν αὐτούς, 8 καὶ ἐξελύθη καὶ εἶπε τοῖς καταλειφθεῖσιν· ἀναστῶμεν καὶ ἀναβῶμεν ἐπὶ τοὺς ὑπεναντίους ἡμῶν, ἐὰν ἄρα δυνώμεθα πολεμῆσαι αὐτούς. 9 καὶ ἀπέστρεφον αὐτὸν λέγοντες· οὐ μὴ δυνώμεθα, ἀλλ᾿ ἢ σῴζωμεν τὰς ἑαυτῶν ψυχὰς τὸ νῦν καὶ ἐπιστρέψωμεν μετὰ τῶν ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν καὶ πολεμήσωμεν πρὸς αὐτούς, ἡμεῖς δὲ ὀλίγοι. 10 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιούδας· μή μοι γένοιτο ποιῆσαι τὸ πρᾶγμα τοῦτο, φυγεῖν ἀπ᾿ αὐτῶν, καὶ εἰ ἤγγικεν ὁ καιρὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ ἀποθάνωμεν ἐν ἀνδρείᾳ χάριν τῶν ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν καὶ μὴ καταλίπωμεν αἰτίαν τῇ δόξῃ ἡμῶν. 11 καὶ ἀπῇρεν ἡ δύναμις ἀπὸ τῆς παρεμβολῆς καὶ ἔστησαν εἰς συνάντησιν αὐτοῖς, καὶ ἐμερίσθη ἡ ἵππος εἰς δύο μέρη, καὶ οἱ σφενδονῆται καὶ οἱ τοξόται προεπορεύοντο τῆς δυνάμεως, καὶ οἱ πρωταγωνισταὶ πάντες οἱ δυνατοί· 12 Βακχίδης δὲ ἦν ἐν τῷ δεξιῷ κέρατι. καὶ ἤγγισεν ἡ φάλαγξ ἐκ τῶν δύο μερῶν καὶ ἐφώνουν ταῖς σάλπιγξι, 13 καὶ ἐσάλπισαν οἱ παρὰ ᾿Ιούδᾳ καὶ αὐτοὶ ταῖς σάλπιγξι· καὶ ἐσαλεύθη ἡ γῆ ἀπὸ τῆς φωνῆς τῶν παρεμβολῶν, καὶ ἐγένετο ὁ πόλεμος συνημμένος ἀπὸ πρωΐθεν ἕως ἑσπέρας. 14 καὶ εἶδεν ᾿Ιούδας ὅτι Βακχίδης καὶ τὸ στερέωμα τῆς παρεμβολῆς ἐν τοῖς δεξιοῖς, καὶ συνῆλθον αὐτῷ πάντες οἱ εὔψυχοι τῇ καρδίᾳ, 15 καὶ συνετρίβη τὸ δεξιὸν κέρας ἀπ᾿ αὐτῶν, καὶ ἐδίωκεν ὀπίσω αὐτῶν ἕως ᾿Αζώτου ὄρους. 16 καὶ εἰς τὸ ἀριστερὸν κέρας εἶδον ὅτι συνετρίβη τὸ δεξιὸν κέρας, καὶ ἐπέστρεψαν κατὰ πόδας ᾿Ιούδα καὶ τῶν μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ ἐκ τῶν ὄπισθεν. 17 καὶ ἐβαρύνθη ὁ πόλεμος, καὶ ἔπεσον τραυματίαι πολλοὶ ἐκ τούτων καὶ ἐκ τούτων. 18 καὶ ᾿Ιούδας ἔπεσε, καὶ οἱ λοιποὶ ἔφυγον. 19 καὶ ᾖραν ᾿Ιωνάθαν καὶ Σίμων ᾿Ιούδαν τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτῶν καὶ ἔθαψαν αὐτὸν ἐν τῷ τάφῳ τῶν πατέρων αὐτοῦ ἐν Μωδεΐν. 20 καὶ ἔκλαυσαν αὐτὸν καὶ ἐκόψαντο αὐτὸν πᾶς ᾿Ισραὴλ κοπετὸν μέγαν καὶ ἐπένθουν ἡμέρας πολλὰς καὶ εἶπον· 21 πῶς ἔπεσε δυνατὸς σῴζων τὸν ᾿Ισραήλ; 22 καὶ τὰ περισσὰ τῶν λόγων ᾿Ιούδα καὶ τῶν πολέμων καὶ τῶν ἀνδραγαθιῶν, ὧν ἐποίησε, καὶ τῆς μεγαλωσύνης αὐτῶν οὐ κατεγράφη, πολλὰ γὰρ ἦν σφόδρα.
23 Καὶ ἐγένετο, μετὰ τὴν τελευτὴν ᾿Ιούδα ἐξέκυψαν οἱ ἄνομοι ἐν πᾶσι τοῖς ὁρίοις ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ ἀνέτειλαν πάντες οἱ ἐργαζόμενοι τὴν ἀδικίαν. 24 ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις ἐκείναις ἐγενήθη λιμὸς μέγας σφόδρα, καὶ ηὐτομόλησεν ἡ χώρα μετ᾿ αὐτῶν. 25 καὶ ἐξέλεξε Βακχίδης τοὺς ἀσεβεῖς ἄνδρας καὶ κατέστησεν αὐτοὺς κυρίους τῆς χώρας. 26 καὶ ἐξεζήτουν καὶ ἐξηρεύνων τοὺς φίλους ᾿Ιούδα καὶ ἦγον αὐτοὺς πρὸς Βακχίδην, καὶ ἐξεδίκει ἐν αὐτοῖς καὶ ἐνέπαιζεν αὐτοῖς. 27 καὶ ἐγένετο θλῖψις μεγάλη ἐν τῷ ᾿Ισραήλ, ἥτις οὐκ ἐγένετο ἀφ᾿ ἧς ἡμέρας οὐκ ὤφθη προφήτης ἐν αὐτοῖς. 28 καὶ ἠθροίσθησαν πάντες οἱ φίλοι ᾿Ιούδα καὶ εἶπον τῷ ᾿Ιωνάθαν· 29 ἀφ᾿ οὗ ὁ ἀδελφός σου ᾿Ιούδας τετελεύτηκε, καὶ ἀνὴρ ὅμοιος αὐτῷ οὐκ ἔστιν ἐξελθεῖν πρὸς τοὺς ἐχθροὺς καὶ Βακχίδην, καὶ ἐν τοῖς ἐχθραίνουσιν τοῦ ἔθνους ἡμῶν· 30 νῦν οὖν σε ᾑρετισάμεθα σήμερον τοῦ εἶναι ἀντ᾿ αὐτοῦ ἡμῖν εἰς ἄρχοντα καὶ ἡγούμενον τοῦ πολεμῆσαι τὸν πόλεμον ἡμῶν. 31 καὶ ἐπεδέξατο ᾿Ιωνάθαν ἐν τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ τὴν ἥγησιν καὶ ἀνέστη ἀντὶ ᾿Ιούδα τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ αὐτοῦ.
32 Καὶ ἔγνω Βακχίδης καὶ ἐζήτει αὐτὸν ἀποκτεῖναι. 33 καὶ ἔγνω ᾿Ιωνάθαν καὶ Σίμων ὁ ἀδελφὸς αὐτοῦ· καὶ πάντες οἱ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἔφυγον εἰς τὴν ἔρημον Θεκωὲ καὶ παρενέβαλον ἐπὶ τὸ ὕδωρ λάκκου ᾿Ασφάρ. 34 καὶ ἔγνω Βακχίδης τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῶν σαββάτων καὶ ἦλθεν αὐτὸς καὶ πᾶν τὸ στράτευμα αὐτοῦ πέραν τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου. 35 καὶ ἀπέστειλεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ ἡγούμενον τοῦ ὄχλου καὶ παρεκάλεσε τοὺς Ναβαταίους φίλους αὐτοῦ παραθέσθαι αὐτοῖς τὴν ἀποσκευὴν αὐτῶν τὴν πολλήν. 36 καὶ ἐξῆλθον υἱοὶ ᾿Ιαμβρὶ ἐκ Μηδαβὰ καὶ συνέλαβον ᾿Ιωάννην καὶ πάντα, ὅσα εἶχε, καὶ ἀπῆλθον ἔχοντες. 37 μετὰ δὲ τοὺς λόγους τούτους ἀπήγγειλαν τῷ ᾿Ιωνάθαν καὶ Σίμωνι τῷ ἀδελφῷ αὐτοῦ ὅτι οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Ιαμβρὶ ποιοῦσι γάμον μέγαν καὶ ἄγουσι τὴν νύμφην ἀπὸ Ναδαβάθ, θυγατέρα ἑνὸς τῶν μεγάλων μεγιστάνων Χαναὰν μετὰ παραπομπῆς μεγάλης. 38 καὶ ἐμνήσθησαν ᾿Ιωάννου τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ αὐτῶν καὶ ἀνέβησαν καὶ ἐκρύβησαν ὑπὸ τὴν σκέπην τοῦ ὄρους. 39 καὶ ᾖραν τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς αὐτῶν καὶ εἶδον καὶ ἰδοὺ θροῦς καὶ ἀποσκευὴ πολλή, καὶ ὁ νυμφίος ἐξῆλθε καὶ οἱ φίλοι αὐτοῦ καὶ οἱ ἀδελφοὶ αὐτοῦ εἰς συνάντησιν αὐτῶν μετὰ τυμπάνων καὶ μουσικῶν καὶ ὅπλων πολλῶν. 40 καὶ ἐξανέστησαν ἐπ᾿ αὐτοὺς ἀπὸ τοῦ ἐνέδρου οἱ περὶ τὸν ᾿Ιωνάθαν καὶ ἀπέκτειναν αὐτούς, καὶ ἔπεσον τραυματίαι πολλοί, καὶ οἱ ἐπίλοιποι ἔφυγον εἰς τὸ ὄρος· καὶ ἔλαβον πάντα τὰ σκῦλα αὐτῶν. 41 καὶ μετεστράφη ὁ γάμος εἰς πένθος καὶ ἡ φωνὴ μουσικῶν αὐτῶν εἰς θρῆνον. 42 καὶ ἐξεδίκησαν τὴν ἐκδίκησιν αἵματος ἀδελφοῦ αὐτῶν καὶ ἀπέστρεψαν εἰς τὸ ἕλος τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου. 43 καὶ ἤκουσε Βακχίδης καὶ ἦλθε τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῶν σαββάτων ἕως τῶν κρηπίδων τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου ἐν δυνάμει πολλῇ. 44 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν τοῖς παρ᾿ αὐτοῦ· ἀναστῶμεν νῦν καὶ πολεμήσωμεν ὑπὲρ τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν, οὐ γάρ ἐστι σήμερον ὡς ἐχθὲς καὶ τρίτην ἡμέραν· 45 ἰδοὺ γὰρ ὁ πόλεμος ἐξεναντίας ἡμῶν καὶ ἐξόπισθεν ἡμῶν, τὸ δὲ ὕδωρ τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου ἔνθεν καὶ ἔνθεν καὶ ἕλος καὶ δρυμός, οὐκ ἔστι τόπος τοῦ ἐκκλῖναι· 46 νῦν οὖν κεκράξατε εἰς οὐρανόν, ὅπως διασωθῆτε ἐκ χειρὸς ἐχθρῶν ὑμῶν. 47 καὶ συνῆψεν ὁ πόλεμος· καὶ ἐξέτεινεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν τὴν χεῖρα αὐτοῦ πατάξαι τὸν Βακχίδην, καὶ ἐξέκλινεν ἀπ᾿ αὐτοῦ εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω. 48 καὶ ἐνεπήδησεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν καὶ οἱ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸν ᾿Ιορδάνην καὶ διεκολύμβησαν εἰς τὸ πέραν, καὶ οὐ διέβησαν ἐπ᾿ αὐτοὺς τὸν ᾿Ιορδάνην. 49 καὶ διέπεσον παρὰ Βακχίδου τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ εἰς χιλίους ἄνδρας. 50 καὶ ἐπέστρεψεν εἰς ῾Ιερουσαλήμ, καὶ ᾠκοδόμησαν πόλεις ὀχυρὰς ἐν τῇ ᾿Ιουδαίᾳ, τὸ ὀχύρωμα τὸ ἐν ῾Ιεριχὼ καὶ τὴν ᾿Αμμαοὺς καὶ τὴν Βαιθωρὼν καὶ τὴν Βαιθὴλ καὶ τὴν Θαμναθὰ Φαραθωνὶ καὶ τὴν Τεφὼν ἐν τείχεσιν ὑψηλοῖς καὶ πύλαις καὶ μοχλοῖς· 51 καὶ ἔθετο φρουρὰν ἐν αὐτοῖς τοῦ ἐχθραίνειν τῷ ᾿Ισραήλ. 52 καὶ ὠχύρωσε τὴν πόλιν τὴν ἐν Βαιθσούρᾳ καὶ τὴν Γάζαρα καὶ τὴν ἄκραν καὶ ἔθετο ἐν αὐταῖς δυνάμεις καὶ παραθέσεις βρωμάτων. 53 καὶ ἔλαβε τοὺς υἱοὺς τῶν ἡγουμένων τῆς χώρας ὅμηρα καὶ ἔθετο αὐτοὺς ἐν τῇ ἄκρᾳ ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ ἐν φυλακῇ.
54 Καὶ ἐν ἔτει τρίτῳ καὶ πεντηκοστῷ καὶ ἑκατοστῷ μηνὶ τῷ δευτέρῳ ἐπέταξεν ῎Αλκιμος καθαιρεῖν τὸ τεῖχος τῆς αὐλῆς τῶν ἁγίων τῆς ἐσωτέρας· καὶ καθεῖλε τὰ ἔργα τῶν προφητῶν καὶ ἐνήρξατο τοῦ καθαιρεῖν. 55 ἐν τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ ἐπλήγη ῎Αλκιμος καὶ ἐνεποδίσθη τὰ ἔργα αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἀπεφράγη τὸ στόμα αὐτοῦ, καὶ παρελύθη καὶ οὐκ ἐδύνατο ἔτι λαλῆσαι λόγον καὶ ἐντείλασθαι περὶ τοῦ οἴκου αὐτοῦ. 56 καὶ ἀπέθανεν ῎Αλκιμος ἐν τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ μετὰ βασάνου μεγάλης. 57 καὶ εἶδε Βακχίδης ὅτι ἀπέθανεν ῎Αλκιμος, καὶ ἀπέστρεψε πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα. καὶ ἡσύχασεν ἡ γῆ ᾿Ιούδα ἔτη δύο.
58 Καὶ ἐβουλεύσαντο πάντες οἱ ἄνομοι λέγοντες· ἰδοὺ ᾿Ιωνάθαν καὶ οἱ παρ᾿ αὐτοῦ ἐν ἡσυχίᾳ κατοικοῦσι πεποιθότες· νῦν οὖν ἄξομεν τὸν Βακχίδην, καὶ συλλήψεται αὐτοὺς πάντας ἐν νυκτὶ μιᾷ. 59 καὶ πορευθέντες συνεβουλεύσαντο αὐτῷ. 60 καὶ ἀπῇρε τοῦ ἐλθεῖν μετὰ δυνάμεως πολλῆς καὶ ἀπέστειλεν ἐπιστολὰς λάθρᾳ πᾶσι τοῖς συμμάχοις αὐτοῦ τοῖς ἐν τῇ ᾿Ιουδαίᾳ, ὅπως συλλάβωσι τὸν ᾿Ιωνάθαν καὶ τοὺς μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ· καὶ οὐκ ἐδύναντο, ὅτι ἐγνώσθη αὐτοῖς ἡ βουλὴ αὐτῶν. 61 καὶ συνέλαβον ἀπὸ τῶν ἀνδρῶν τῆς χώρας τῶν ἀρχηγῶν τῆς κακίας εἰς πεντήκοντα ἄνδρας καὶ ἀπέκτειναν αὐτούς. 62 καὶ ἐξεχώρησεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν καὶ Σίμων καὶ οἱ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ εἰς Βαιθβασὶ τὴν ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ καὶ ᾠκοδόμησε τὰ καθῃρημένα αὐτῆς, καὶ ἐστερέωσαν αὐτήν. 63 καὶ ἔγνω Βακχίδης καὶ συνήγαγε πᾶν τὸ πλῆθος αὐτοῦ καὶ τοῖς ἐκ τῆς ᾿Ιουδαίας παρήγγειλε· 64 καὶ ἐλθὼν παρενέβαλεν ἐπὶ Βαιθβασὶ καὶ ἐπολέμησεν αὐτὴν ἡμέρας πολλὰς καὶ ἐποίησε μηχανάς. 65 καὶ ἀπέλιπεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν Σίμωνα τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ ἐν τῇ πόλει καὶ ἐξῆλθεν εἰς τὴν χώραν καὶ ἐξῆλθεν ἐν ἀριθμῷ. 66 καὶ ἐπάταξεν ῾Οδομηρὰ καὶ τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς αὐτοῦ καὶ τοὺς υἱοὺς Φασιρὼν ἐν τῷ σκηνώματι αὐτῶν, καὶ ἐξήρξατο τύπτειν καὶ ἀναβαίνειν ἐν ταῖς δυνάμεσι. 67 καὶ Σίμων καὶ οἱ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ ἐξῆλθον ἐκ τῆς πόλεως καὶ ἐνεπύρισαν τὰς μηχανάς· 68 καὶ ἐπολέμησαν πρὸς τὸν Βακχίδην, καὶ συνετρίβη ὑπ᾿ αὐτῶν. καὶ ἔθλιβον αὐτὸν σφόδρα, ὅτι ἦν ἡ βουλὴ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἡ ἔφοδος αὐτοῦ κενή. 69 καὶ ὠργίσθη θυμῷ τοῖς ἀνδράσι τοῖς ἀνόμοις τοῖς συμβουλεύσασιν αὐτῷ ἐλθεῖν εἰς τὴν χώραν καὶ ἀπέκτειναν ἐξ αὐτῶν πολλοὺς καὶ ἐβουλεύσατο τοῦ ἀπελθεῖν εἰς τὴν γῆν αὐτοῦ. 70 καὶ ἐπέγνω ᾿Ιωνάθαν καὶ ἀπέστειλε πρὸς αὐτὸν πρέσβεις τοῦ συνθέσθαι πρὸς αὐτὸν εἰρήνην καὶ ἀποδοῦναι αὐτοῖς τὴν αἰχμαλωσίαν. 71 καὶ ἀπεδέξατο καὶ ἐποίησε κατὰ τοὺς λόγους αὐτοῦ καὶ ὤμοσεν αὐτῷ μὴ ἐκζητῆσαι αὐτῷ κακὸν πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας τῆς ζωῆς αὐτοῦ· 72 καὶ ἀπέδωκεν αὐτῷ τὴν αἰχμαλωσίαν, ἣν ᾐχμαλώτευσε τὸ πρότερον ἐκ γῆς ᾿Ιούδα, καὶ ἀποστρέψας ἀπῆλθεν εἰς τὴν γῆν αὐτοῦ καὶ οὐ προσέθετο ἔτι ἐλθεῖν εἰς τὰ ὅρια αὐτῶν. 73 καὶ κατέπαυσε ῥομφαία ἐξ ᾿Ισραήλ· καὶ ᾤκησεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν ἐν Μαχμάς. καὶ ἤρξατο ᾿Ιωνάθαν κρίνειν τὸν λαὸν καὶ ἠφάνισε τοὺς ἀσεβεῖς ἐξ ᾿Ισραήλ.
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