8 0 8 8 8 8:8 Philip seeing, etc: The governor of Jerusalem found himself unable to contend with Judas, especially after the victories he had obtained over Apollonius and Seron. 1 Mac. 3. 8 8 8 8 8 8:9 Twenty thousand: The whole number of the forces sent at that time into Judea, was 40,000 footmen, and 7000 horsemen, 1 Mac. 3.39. But only 20,000 are here taken notice of, because there were no more with Nicanor at the time of the battle. 8 9 8 8 8 8:16 Seven thousand: In the Greek it is six thousand. But then three thousand of them had no arms. 1 Mac. 4.6. 8 16 8 8 8 8:20 Galatians: That is, the Gauls, who having ravaged Italy and Greece, poured themselves in upon Asia, in immense multitudes, where also they founded the kingdom of Galatia or Gallo Graecia. 8 20 8 8 8 8:24 Above nine thousand: Viz., including the three thousand slain in the pursuit. 8 24 8 8 8 8:35 Laying aside his garment of glory: That is, his splendid apparel, which he wore through ostentation; he now throws it off, lest he should be known on his flight. 8 35 8 8 8 Content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8 THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims: x2ma 8:8

THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

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

8:8 Philip seeing, etc: The governor of Jerusalem found himself unable to contend with Judas, especially after the victories he had obtained over Apollonius and Seron. 1 Mac. 3.



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