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When the soldiers heard this, they struck down the old man and killed him.

Eventually, when Horkanos saw that he could not conquer Aristobilus, he bribed the Romans to send troops and intervene. Aristobilus, hearing this, sent an even greater bribe and the Romans sent their legions to “help” him. Once in Eretz Yisrael, they never left until the Bais Hamikdash was destroyed and the Jews exiled.