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