The Bible in Its Traditions

1 Maccabees 13:25–30

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25  And Simon sent and took the bones of Jonathan, his brother, and he buried them in Modin, the city of his fathers.

1Mc13:25  Then sent Simon, and took the bones of Jonathan his brother, and buried them in Modin, the city of his fathers.

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26  And all Israel bewailed him with great lamentation. And they mourned him for many days.

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27  And Simon built, over the sepulcher of his father and of his brothers, a building, lofty to see, of polished stone, front and back.

1Mc13:27  Simon also built a monument upon the sepulchre of his father and his brethren, and raised it aloft to the sight, with hewn stone behind and before.

28  And he set up seven pyramids, one against another, for his father, and his mother, and his four brothers.

1Mc13:28  Moreover he set up seven pyramids, one against another, for his father, and his mother, and his four brethren.

29  And around these he placed great columns; and upon the columns, weapons, as a continual memorial; and beside the weapons, carvings of ships, which might be seen by all those who sail the sea.

1Mc13:29  And in these he made cunning devices, about the which he set great pillars, and upon the pillars he made all their armour for a perpetual memory, and by the armour ships carved, that they might be seen of all that sail on the sea.

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30  This is the sepulcher that he made in Modin, even to this day.