Judas and his small group (1 Macc 9:5-9:6)

“Judas was encamped in Elasa. With him were three thousand picked men. When they saw the huge number of the enemy forces, they were greatly frightened. Many slipped away from the camp, until no more than eight hundred of them were left.”

Now we see the problem. Judas Maccabeus was at Elasa, which was close to Beth-horon. However, he only had 3,000 men. However, when they saw the 22,000 men coming at them, another 2.200 men deserted Judas until he was left with only 800 men. This does not look good.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.