5 When the neighboring nations heard that the Jews had built the altar and restored the Temple as it had been before, they were so furious2 that they made up their minds to destroy all the Jews who were living among them. So they began to murder and kill our people.
3 The Idumeans were blockading the Israelites, so Judas went to war against them at Akrabattene, crushed them, and looted them.4 He also dealt with the people of Baean, who were a constant threat to the people of Israel, because they would lie in ambush waiting to trap Israelite travelers.5 He shut the Baeanites up in their forts, took a solemn oath that he would destroy them, and burned their forts with everyone in them.6 Then he marched against the land of Ammon, where he met a large and powerful army under the command of a man named Timothy.7 Judas won many battles against them and finally defeated them.8 He captured Jazer and its surrounding villages and then returned to Judea.
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