But how long would they be able to resist an attack of the Seleucidan army?
Thus Juda came under the rule of the Seleucidan kings (203–202).
Fortune, however, had changed sides since the time of Antiochus the Great, and no longer favored the Seleucidan dynasty.
In the struggle some Jews sided with the Egyptian and some with the Seleucidan party.
He introduced the Seleucidan era named after him beginning with the year 312.