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Septuagint, 3 Maccabees, 4.11

nanWhen these men had been brought to the place called Schedia, and the voyage was concluded as the king had decreed, he commanded that they should be enclosed in the hippodrome which had been built with a monstrous perimeter wall in front of the city, and which was well suited to make them an obvious spectacle to all coming back into the city and to those from the city going out into the country, so that they could neither communicate with the king's forces nor in any way claim to be inside the circuit of the city.

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1. Septuagint, 2 Maccabees, 3.15-3.16, 4.35-4.36, 4.49, 6.18, 6.24, 14.23-14.26 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

3.15. The priests prostrated themselves before the altar in their priestly garments and called toward heaven upon him who had given the law about deposits, that he should keep them safe for those who had deposited them.' 3.16. To see the appearance of the high priest was to be wounded at heart, for his face and the change in his color disclosed the anguish of his soul.' 4.35. For this reason not only Jews, but many also of other nations, were grieved and displeased at the unjust murder of the man.' 4.36. When the king returned from the region of Cilicia, the Jews in the city appealed to him with regard to the unreasonable murder of Onias, and the Greeks shared their hatred of the crime.' 4.49. Therefore even the Tyrians, showing their hatred of the crime, provided magnificently for their funeral.' 6.18. Eleazar, one of the scribes in high position, a man now advanced in age and of noble presence, was being forced to open his mouth to eat swine's flesh.' 6.24. Such pretense is not worthy of our time of life, he said, 'lest many of the young should suppose that Eleazar in his ninetieth year has gone over to an alien religion,' 14.23. Nicanor stayed on in Jerusalem and did nothing out of the way, but dismissed the flocks of people that had gathered.' 14.24. And he kept Judas always in his presence; he was warmly attached to the man. 14.25. And he urged him to marry and have children; so he married, settled down, and shared the common life.' 14.26. But when Alcimus noticed their good will for one another, he took the covet that had been made and went to Demetrius. He told him that Nicanor was disloyal to the government, for he had appointed that conspirator against the kingdom, Judas, to be his successor.'
2. Septuagint, 3 Maccabees, 1.16, 2.30, 3.8, 4.4, 5.20, 5.42, 6.1, 6.20, 6.24-6.28, 7.5, 7.13 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

1.16. Then the priests in all their vestments prostrated themselves and entreated the supreme God to aid in the present situation and to avert the violence of this evil design, and they filled the temple with cries and tears; 3.8. The Greeks in the city, though wronged in no way, when they saw an unexpected tumult around these people and the crowds that suddenly were forming, were not strong enough to help them, for they lived under tyranny. They did try to console them, being grieved at the situation, and expected that matters would change; 4.4. For with such a harsh and ruthless spirit were they being sent off, all together, by the generals in the several cities, that at the sight of their unusual punishments, even some of their enemies, perceiving the common object of pity before their eyes, reflected upon the uncertainty of life and shed tears at the most miserable expulsion of these people. 5.42. Upon this the king, a Phalaris in everything and filled with madness, took no account of the changes of mind which had come about within him for the protection of the Jews, and he firmly swore an irrevocable oath that he would send them to death without delay, mangled by the knees and feet of the beasts 6.1. Then a certain Eleazar, famous among the priests of the country, who had attained a ripe old age and throughout his life had been adorned with every virtue, directed the elders around him to cease calling upon the holy God and prayed as follows: 6.1. Even if our lives have become entangled in impieties in our exile, rescue us from the hand of the enemy, and destroy us, Lord, by whatever fate you choose. 6.24. You are committing treason and surpassing tyrants in cruelty; and even me, your benefactor, you are now attempting to deprive of dominion and life by secretly devising acts of no advantage to the kingdom. 6.25. Who is it that has taken each man from his home and senselessly gathered here those who faithfully have held the fortresses of our country? 6.26. Who is it that has so lawlessly encompassed with outrageous treatment those who from the beginning differed from all nations in their goodwill toward us and often have accepted willingly the worst of human dangers? 6.27. Loose and untie their unjust bonds! Send them back to their homes in peace, begging pardon for your former actions! 6.28. Release the sons of the almighty and living God of heaven, who from the time of our ancestors until now has granted an unimpeded and notable stability to our government. 7.5. They also led them out with harsh treatment as slaves, or rather as traitors, and, girding themselves with a cruelty more savage than that of Scythian custom, they tried without any inquiry or examination to put them to death. 7.13. When they had applauded him in fitting manner, their priests and the whole multitude shouted the Hallelujah and joyfully departed.
3. Anon., Letter of Aristeas, 50, 184

4. Septuagint, 4 Maccabees, 6.5, 7.12

6.5. But the courageous and noble man, as a true Eleazar, was unmoved, as though being tortured in a dream; 7.12. o the descendant of Aaron, Eleazar, though being consumed by the fire, remained unmoved in his reason.

Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
alexandria,greeks of Salvesen et al (2020) 184
alexandria,hippodrome Salvesen et al (2020) 189
chora Piotrkowski (2019) 248, 253
city/-ies (polis) Piotrkowski (2019) 253
contra apionem Piotrkowski (2019) 253
essenes,esther,book of Salvesen et al (2020) 189
fortress(es) Piotrkowski (2019) 253
gentiles,non-jews (christians,muslims) Salvesen et al (2020) 189
hippodrome Piotrkowski (2019) 248
judas maccabaeus Salvesen et al (2020) 189
letter of aristeas Piotrkowski (2019) 248
loyal/loyalty Piotrkowski (2019) 253
maccabees/maccabean Piotrkowski (2019) 248, 253
mercenary/-ies Piotrkowski (2019) 253
military,army Piotrkowski (2019) 253
military,troops/forces Piotrkowski (2019) 253
military Piotrkowski (2019) 253
name/named/unnamed Piotrkowski (2019) 248
nicanor Salvesen et al (2020) 189
oniad authorship,background/origin/milieu Piotrkowski (2019) 248, 253
oniad authorship,jews Piotrkowski (2019) 248
oniad authorship,soldiers/units Piotrkowski (2019) 253
oniad authorship Piotrkowski (2019) 253
onias community Piotrkowski (2019) 253
onias temple Piotrkowski (2019) 248
persecution,of jews in egypt Salvesen et al (2020) 184
prayer Piotrkowski (2019) 248
priest / priestly Piotrkowski (2019) 248
ptolemy iv philopator Salvesen et al (2020) 184, 189
ptolemy macron (seleucid) Salvesen et al (2020) 189
sacrifices/sacrificial Piotrkowski (2019) 248
slavery,jewish,in egypt Salvesen et al (2020) 184, 189
soldiers/soldiery' Piotrkowski (2019) 253