“Then Judas ordered a proclamation to be made to the army that all should encamp where they were. The men of the forces encamped. Judas fought against the town all that day and all the night. Finally, the town was delivered into his hands. He destroyed every male by the edge of the sword. He razed and plundered the town. Then he passed through the town over the bodies of the dead.”
After they refused his friendly request, Judas Maccabeus told his troops to camp out. He took a few of his forces and attacked the town all day and night. Finally, he won. As usual, he killed every male, razed, and plundered the town. His whole group marched through the town over the dead bodies there. In every instance Judas killed every male in these towns that led to the total destruction of these people and their town.
“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.
“Then Judas and his army quickly turned back through the wilderness road to Bozrah. He took the town. He killed every male by the edge of the sword. Then he seized all its spoils. He burned it with fire. He left the place at night.”
Judas Maccabeus and his army attacked Bozrah, an ancient Edomite town. Judas and his army killed every male. Then they took all the things of the people in that town and burned it. Finally, they left at night. This was an easy success.