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Chapter 11 1 And the king of Egypt gathered together a great host, like the sand that lieth upon the sea shore, and many ships, and went about through deceit to get Alexander's kingdom, and join it to his own.2 Whereupon he took his journey into Spain in peaceable manner, so as they of the cities opened unto him, and met him: for king Alexander had commanded them so to do, because he was his brother in law.3 Now as Ptolemee entered into the cities, he set in every one of them a garrison of soldiers to keep it.4 And when he came near to Azotus, they shewed him the temple of Dagon that was burnt, and Azotus and the suburbs thereof that were destroyed, and the bodies that were cast abroad and them that he had burnt in the battle; for they had made heaps of them by the way where he should pass.5 Also they told the king whatsoever Jonathan had done, to the intent he might blame him: but the king held his peace.6 Then Jonathan met the king with great pomp at Joppa, where they saluted one another, and lodged.7 Afterward Jonathan, when he had gone with the king to the river called Eleutherus, returned again to Jerusalem.8 King Ptolemee therefore, having gotten the dominion of the cities by the sea unto Seleucia upon the sea coast, imagined wicked counsels against Alexander.9 Whereupon he sent ambasadors unto king Demetrius, saying, Come, let us make a league betwixt us, and I will give thee my daughter whom Alexander hath, and thou shalt reign in thy father's kingdom:10 For I repent that I gave my daughter unto him, for he sought to slay me.11 Thus did he slander him, because he was desirous of his kingdom.12 Wherefore he took his daughter from him, and gave her to Demetrius, and forsook Alexander, so that their hatred was openly known.13 Then Ptolemee entered into Antioch, where he set two crowns upon his head, the crown of Asia, and of Egypt.14 In the mean season was king Alexander in Cilicia, because those that dwelt in those parts had revolted from him.15 But when Alexander heard of this, he came to war against him: whereupon king Ptolemee brought forth his host, and met him with a mighty power, and put him to flight.16 So Alexander fled into Arabia there to be defended; but king Ptolemee was exalted:17 For Zabdiel the Arabian took off Alexander's head, and sent it unto Ptolemee.18 King Ptolemee also died the third day after, and they that were in the strong holds were slain one of another.19 By this means Demetrius reigned in the hundred threescore and seventh year.20 At the same time Jonathan gathered together them that were in Judea to take the tower that was in Jerusalem: and he made many engines of war against it.21 Then came ungodly persons, who hated their own people, went unto the king, and told him that Jonathan besieged the tower,22 Whereof when he heard, he was angry, and immediately removing, he came to Ptolemais, and wrote unto Jonathan, that he should not lay siege to the tower, but come and speak with him at Ptolemais in great haste.23 Nevertheless Jonathan, when he heard this, commanded to besiege it still: and he chose certain of the elders of Israel and the priests, and put himself in peril;