Gorgias succeeds Ptolemy (2 Macc 10:14-10:14)

“When Gorgias became governor of the region, he maintained a force of mercenaries. At every turn he kept attacking the Jews.”

There definitely is a change in tone when Gorgias became governor of Coele-syria after the death of Ptolemy. Gorgias attacked the Jews on every occasion. In 1 Maccabees, chapters 3 and 4, he played a major role in the battles with the Jews.

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