The attack on Alema and the other cities (1 Macc 5:35-5:36)

“Next Judas Maccabeus turned aside to Alema. He fought against it and took it. He killed every male in it. He plundered it and burned it with fire. From there he marched on and took Chaspho, Maked, and Bosor, as well as the other towns of Gilead.”

Judas Maccabeus made a clean sweep of all the other towns in the Gilead. First, he attacked Alema. He had a clear pattern to his attacks. First, he killed every male. Then he took all their stuff. Finally he burned the town. He then took the other towns in Gilead in much the same manner.

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