Return of the ambassadors of Rome to Judea (1 Macc 15:15-15:15)

“Then Numenius and his companions arrived from Rome. They had letters to the kings and the countries.”

Obviously this fits in better in the preceding chapter, where there was all this talk about going to Rome and Sparta. Now Numenius came back from Rome with a letter. The insertion of the invasion of King Antiochus VII seemed out of place just before this. However, it is what it is.