Cotton H.Sir :
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CHAPTER 50.Foot note p. 398 a. Compare Josephus, Ant. XIV. 26, 27- Bell. I. 11, 12.
(i) The history of’ Herod when the Romans appointed him king- over the Jews, and his departure from Rome with an army to fight against the Holy House.
1 Augustus and the senate, informed of what Antigonus had done, with one consent appointed Herod king over the Jews ; commanding him to 2 put a golden diadem on his head, and to mount a horse, and that it should be proclaimed by trumpets preceding him, “Herod is king over the Jews and the holy city Jerusalem” : which was done. And returning to Augustus, he rode, and 3 Augustus, and Antony; and they went to Antony’s house, who had invited the senate and all the citizens of Rome to a banquet which he had prepared. And they did eat and drink, and rejoiced over 4 p. 399 Herod with great joy, making with him a treaty engraven in tables of brass ; and it was placed in 5 the temples. And they inscribed that day as the first of Herod’s reign, and from that time it was taken for an aera, by which times are counted.
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
|↑1||Foot note p. 398 a. Compare Josephus, Ant. XIV. 26, 27- Bell. I. 11, 12.|
|↑2||Foot note p. 399 b. See the note on ch. liv.l.|
|↑3||Foot note p. 399 c. See above, at ch. xlix. 21. 24, and the note. Josephus states the place to be Massada.|
|↑4||Foot note p. 399 d. This obvionslv is a mistake for Antigonus : Antony, as we have read at ver. 7, had led his troops into Babylonia at this time, where we find him employed at ch. lii. 1—3.|
|↑5||Foot note p. 400 e. It appears that Silo, a Roman general, was bribed, and exerted himself in defence of Antigonus’ interests.|