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1 Maccabees 12:7-9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Already in time past a letter was sent to the high priest Onias from Arius,[a] who was king among you, stating that you are our brothers, as the appended copy shows. Onias welcomed the envoy with honor, and received the letter, which contained a clear declaration of alliance and friendship. Therefore, though we have no need of these things, since we have as encouragement the holy books that are in our hands,


  1. 1 Maccabees 12:7 Vg Compare verse 20: Gk Darius
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