The battle at the Jordan River (1 Macc 9:47-9:49)

“So the battle began. Jonathan stretched out his hand to strike Bacchides, but he eluded him and went to the rear. Then Jonathan and the men with him leaped into the Jordan River. They swam across to the other side. The enemy did not cross the Jordan to attack them. About one thousand of Bacchides’ men fell that day.”

The battle began as Jonathan tried to strike Bacchides, but he was unsuccessful as Bacchides went to the rear of his army. Then Jonathan told his men to jump in the Jordan River and swim to the other side. However, General Bacchides did not follow them since his men had suffered the death of 1,000 men that day.

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