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11:10 His sons. Seleucus III Ceraunus, 226–223 b.c.; Antiochus III the Great, 223–187 b.c.
shall wage war. Antiochus III began to fight against the Ptolemies in 219 b.c. and for a time gained control of Palestine and western Syria.
his fortress. This probably refers to Raphia, a Ptolemaic fortress in southern Palestine, where a major battle was fought in 217 b.c.