9 Nicanor, Patroclus' son, one of the king's most important political advisors, was immediately chosen and sent with a military unit of no fewer than twenty thousand men of various nationalities to eliminate Judea's entire population. He also sent with him Gorgias, a general experienced in military affairs.

References for 2 Maccabees 8:9

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