Nicanor in Judea (1 Macc 7:26-7:28)

“Then King Demetrius sent Nicanor, one of his honored princes, who hated and detested Israel. He commanded him to destroy the people. So Nicanor came to Jerusalem with a large force. He treacherously sent to Judas and his brothers this peaceable message.

‘Let there be no fighting between you and me.

I shall come with a few men to see you face to face in peace.’”

King Demetrius I sent Nicanor, one of his friendly princes who hated Israel. He had escaped with him from Rome. The king told him to destroy the Israelite people. Thus Nicanor set out for Jerusalem with a large army force. He sent a treacherous note to Judas that he wanted to stop the fighting. He wanted to meet with him face to face to get a peace treaty. We will have to see where this goes.