And now Antiochus was so angry at what he had suffered from Simon,
that he made an expedition into Judea
, and sat down before Jerusalem
besieged Hyrcanus; but Hyrcanus opened the sepulcher of David, who was
the richest of all kings, and took thence about three thousand talents
in money, and induced Antiochus, by the promise of three thousand talents,
to raise the siege. Moreover, he was the first of the Jews that had money
enough, and began to hire foreign auxiliaries also.