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2 Maccabees 3:11

“And that some of it belonged to Hircanus, sonne of Tobias, a man of great dignitie, and not as that wicked Simon had misinformed: the summe whereof in all was foure hundred talents of siluer, and two hundred of gold,”

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2 Maccabees 3:11

8. So foorthwith Heliodorus tooke his iourney vnder a colour of visiting the cities of Coelosyria, and Phenice, but indeed to fulfill the kings purpose. 9. And when he was come to Ierusalem, & had bene courteously receiued of the high Priest of the citie, hee told him what intelligence was giuen of the money, & declared wherefore hee came, and and asked if these things were so in deed. 10. Then the high Priest tolde him that there was such money layde vp for the reliefe of widowes, and fatherlesse children, 11. And that some of it belonged to Hircanus, sonne of Tobias, a man of great dignitie, and not as that wicked Simon had misinformed: the summe whereof in all was foure hundred talents of siluer, and two hundred of gold, 12. And that it was altogether impossible that such wrong should be done vnto them, that had committed it to the holinesse of the place, and to the maiestie and inuiolable sanctitie of the Temple, honoured ouer all the world. 13. But Heliodorus because of the kings commandement giuen him, said, That in any wise it must be brought into the kings treasury. 14. So at the day which hee appointed, hee entred in to order this matter, wherefore, there was no small agonie throughout the whole citie.

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