He showed them the head of the evil Nicanor and the arm which that wicked man had arrogantly stretched out against the sacred Temple of the Almighty God.
Then he cut out the tongue of that godless man, promising to feed it bit by bit to the birds and to hang up his head opposite the Temple, as evidence of what his foolishness did for him.
Everyone there looked up to heaven and praised the Lord, who had revealed his power and had kept his Temple from being defiled.
Judas hung Nicanor's head from the wall of the fort, as a clear proof to everyone of the Lord's help.
By unanimous vote it was decided that this day would never be forgotten, but would be celebrated each year on the eve of Mordecai's Day, which is the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, called Adar in Aramaic.