The war with the Idumeans (2 Macc 10:15-10:17)

“Besides Gorgias, the Idumeans, who had control of important strongholds, were harassing the Jews. They received those who were banished from Jerusalem. They endeavored to keep up the war. But Judas Maccabeus and his men, after making solemn supplication and beseeching God to fight on their side, rushed to the strongholds of the Idumeans. Attacking them vigorously, they gained possession of the places. They beat off all who fought upon the wall. They slaughtered those whom they encountered. They killed no fewer than twenty thousand.”

Once again, this conflict can be found in 1 Maccabees, chapter 5, where there was some burning, but without the number of people who died. The Idumeans were the people from Edom who continuously harassed the Jews. The supporters of the banished high priest Menelaus had fled here. Here, Judas Maccabeus and his men prayed to God that he might be on their side as they rushed the strongholds of the Idumeans. Then they attacked and took the strongholds, as they killed 20,000 Idumeans, quite a slaughter.

18 thoughts on “The war with the Idumeans (2 Macc 10:15-10:17)

  1. Im obliged for the blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Cool.

  2. Thanks a lot for the article. Fantastic.

  3. I think this is a real great blog.Really looking forward to read more. Keep writing.

  4. Im obliged for the blog post.Thanks Again. Cool.

  5. Wow, great blog article.Really thank you! Much obliged.

  6. I appreciate you sharing this post.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

  7. Im thankful for the blog article. Awesome.

  8. Im obliged for the article post.Really thank you! Really Great.

  9. Thanks-a-mundo for the article post.Really thank you! Really Great.

  10. I really like and appreciate your article post.Thanks Again. Really Cool.

  11. Major thanks for the blog article.Thanks Again. Really Great.

  12. I really liked your post.Much thanks again. Cool.

  13. I think this is a real great article.Really looking forward to read more. Much obliged.

  14. Great article.Really thank you! Cool.

  15. Wow, great blog.Really looking forward to read more. Will read on…

  16. Very neat blog post.Thanks Again. Really Great.

  17. Thanks again for the blog post.Much thanks again. Really Great.

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.