Now it happened that there was a battle between him and Ptolemy,
who was called Lathyrus, who had taken the city Asochis. He indeed slew
a great many of his enemies, but the victory rather inclined to Ptolemy.
But when this Ptolemy was pursued by his mother Cleopatra, and retired
, Alexander besieged Gadara, and took it; as also he did Amathus
which was the strongest of all the fortresses that were about Jordan
therein were the most precious of all the possessions of Theodorus, the
son of Zeno. Whereupon Theodopus marched against him, and took what belonged
to himself as well as the king's baggage, and slew ten thousand of the
Jews. However, Alexander recovered this blow, and turned his force towards
the maritime parts, and took Raphia
, with Anthedon
was afterwards called Agrippias by king Herod.