Posts Tagged ‘1 Macc 6:43-46’

I found a 1549 translation of 1 Maccabees online (The volume of the bokes called Apocripha translated by Taverner, edited by Becke ). This is how one of my favourite parts of 1 Maccabees (6:43-46) reads in the text:

Wherefore he ran wyth a corage unto the Elephante in the myddest of the hoste, smytynge them doune of bothe the sydes, and slewe manye aboute hym. So wente he to the Elephantes feete, and gatte him under him, and slew hym: then fel the Elephant down upon him, and ther he died.


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