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1 Maccabees 15:16

“Lucius, Consul of the Romanes, vnto king Ptolomee greeting.”

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1 Maccabees 15:16

13. Then camped Antiochus against Dora, hauing with him, an hundred and twentie thousand men of warre, and eight thousand horsemen. 14. And when he had compassed the citie round about, and ioyned ships close to the towne on the Sea side, hee vexed the citie by land, and by Sea, neither suffered he any to goe out or in. 15. In the meane season came Numenius, & his company from Rome hauing letters to the kings and countries, wherein were written these things. 16. Lucius, Consul of the Romanes, vnto king Ptolomee greeting. 17. The Iewes Embassadors our friends and confederates, came vnto vs to renew the old friendship and league, being sent from Simon the high Priest, and from the people of the Iewes. 18. And they brought a shield of gold, of a thousand pound: 19. We thought it good therefore, to write vnto the kings and countries, that they should doe them no harme, nor fight against them, their cities, or countries, nor yet aide their enemies against them.

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