History of the Hebrew Commonwealth

History of the Hebrew Commonwealth

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1828* edition. Excerpt: ...a division of cavalry to seize the passes of Egypt, in which he succeeded so well as to gain possession of Pelusium; and during the winter, when the river Nile is lowest, Gabinius entered the country. Hyrcanus and Antipater, in order to gain the favour of the Romans, were very active in supplying the army with provisions on their march, and gave Gabmius letters of recommendation to the Jews of Leontopolis in the Heliopolitan nomos, that they might aid him in his enterprise. Archelaus made a bold resistance; but he was overpowered and slain in battle. Egypt was then easily subdued, and Ptolemy Auletes ascended the throne. For his own security, he took a body of Roman soldiers into his service; and, in order to raise the ten thousand talents which he had engaged to pay, put to death his daughter Berenice, and several of the Egyptian nobles, and confiscated their property.f During this campaign of Gabinius, Alexander, the son of Aristobulus, again collected a large army, with which he made himself master of Judea and massacred all the Romans who fell in his way. Several fled to mount Gerizim, and were there besieged by Alexander, when Gabinius returned with his victorious army from Egypt. Gabinius sent Antipater to Alexander with proposals of peace; but Alexander, though many of his adherents then left him and went home, still retaining thirty thousand men under his command, would listen to no terms of accommodation. Accordingly a battle was fought near mount Tabor, in which ten thousand men of Alexander's army were slain, and the remainder dispersed. Gabmius then marched to Jerusalem, and, after he had arranged the affairs of the city according to the views of Antipater, be subdued the Nabathenns and returned back to Syria.J The next year, 54 n....show more

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 476g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236522796
  • 9781236522795