19 the evil Jason sent residents of Jerusalem who were now citizens of Antioch as his envoys, carrying three hundred silver drachmen for the sacrifice to Hercules. Because it was inappropriate, the envoys didn't think it was right to use these funds for sacrifice. Instead, they applied the expense to something else.

References for 2 Maccabees 4:19

    • b 4:19 - A drachme is equivalent in value to a typical day’s wage.