5 Maccabees Chapter 45 (from The Five Books of Maccabees)


Cotton H.Sir : 

01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 |16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 |

21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 |34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 |

41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 |52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 |


P. 386 – 387 Book 5 B.C. 44 [PDF: 436/437 of p.524]

CHAPTER 45.1)Foot note p. 386 a. Compare Joseph. Antiq. XIV. 17, 18. Bell. I. 9.

(i) The history of’ Caesar’s death.

1 There were with Caesar two of Pompey’s friends ; of whom the one was called Cassius, and the other Brutus ; [B.C. 44.] who laid a plot to kill Caesar. For which purpose they 2 concealed themselves in the temple2)Foot note p. 386 b. It is known, from the Roman historians, that it was in no temple, but in the senate-house, that Caesar met his death. at Rome which p.387 3 he had set apart for himself to pray in. To which therefore when he came, careless, safe, and taking no sort of heed to himself, they rushed upon him, 4 and killed him. And Cassius got possession of the throne3)Foot note p. 387 c. This and similar misstatements must be corrected from the Roman historians., and gathered a large army, and transported it beyond the sea ; fearing Caesar’s party if he should continue to reside at Rome.

5 And he marched into the land of Asia, and wasted it : from thence he went into the 6 country of Judah : [B.C. 43.] and Antipater wished to attack him ; but seeing that his strength was not equal to the task, he made peace with him. 7 And Cassius laid a tribute of seven hundred talents of gold4)Foot note p. 387 d. Josephus says, talents of silver: a much more moderate exaction. on the land of Judah ; and 8 Antipater bound himself as surety for the money ; and charged his son Herod to raise it on the country of Judah, and to carry it to Cassius : who receiving it marched into the country of Macedonia, and there remained through fear of the Romans.


Original Source: Transcribed from PDF copy of Book "The Five Books of Maccabees in English. With Notes and Illustrations", by HENRY COTTON, D.C.L.(Sir) Archdeacon of Cashel, and Late Student of Christ Church, Oxford. Publication date 1832 | PDF


References   [ + ]

1. Foot note p. 386 a. Compare Joseph. Antiq. XIV. 17, 18. Bell. I. 9.
2. Foot note p. 386 b. It is known, from the Roman historians, that it was in no temple, but in the senate-house, that Caesar met his death.
3. Foot note p. 387 c. This and similar misstatements must be corrected from the Roman historians.
4. Foot note p. 387 d. Josephus says, talents of silver: a much more moderate exaction.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *