Library of Universal History and Popular Science, Vol. 4 of 25: Containing a Record of the Human Race From the Earliest Historical Period to the Present Time; Embr

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Library of Universal History and Popular Science, Vol. 4 of 25: Containing a Record of the Human Race From the Earliest Historical Period to the Present Time; Embr by Isreal Smith Clare
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Excerpt from Library of Universal History and Popular Science, Vol. 4 of 25: Containing a Record of the Human Race From the Earliest Historical Period to the Present Time; Embracing a General Survey of the Progress of Mankind in National and Social Life, Civil Government, Religion, Literature, Science and Art

Judas Maccabaeus exerted himself to main tain the independence of the Jewish nation by securing the frontiers of his country by fortresses. He repulsed many successive Syrian invasions, and signally defeated the Idumaeans, the allies of the Seleucidae. Having finally engaged the Syrian army under Bacchides against terrible odds, the valiant Judas was abandoned by his follow ers and slain, after many Syrians had fallen beneath his powerful arm (b. C. His countrymen recovered his body and buried it in his father's sepulcher at Modin. The Jews universally mourned his death, and, as they conveyed his remains to the tomb, they sang a funeral hymn in imitation of that composed by David on Jonathan's death, exclaiming: How is the mighty fallen How is the preserver of Israel slain

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Title:Library of Universal History and Popular Science, Vol. 4 of 25: Containing a Record of the Human Race From the Earliest Historical Period to the Present Time; Embr
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:460 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:460 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 in
Published:December 20, 2018
Publisher:FB&C Ltd
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780332847399

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