Notes on Second Maccabees (Author Bishop Richard Challoner (ed.))

13:2 A hundred and ten thousand, etc: The difference between the numbers here set down, and those recorded, 1 Mac. 4, is easily accounted for; if we consider that such armies as these are liable to be at one time more numerous than at another; either by sending away large detachments, or being diminished by sickness; or increased by receiving fresh supplies of troops, according to different exigencies or occurrences.

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