But Judas and his army advanced to the battle, and six hundred of the king's army fell.
Now Eleazar, called Avaran, saw that one of the animals was equipped with royal armor. It was taller than all the others, and he supposed that the king was on it.
So he gave his life to save his people and to win for himself an everlasting name.
He courageously ran into the midst of the phalanx to reach it; he killed men right and left, and they parted before him on both sides.
He got under the elephant, stabbed it from beneath, and killed it; but it fell to the ground upon him and he died.
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