4And he gathered a mighty strong host and ruled over countries, and nations, and kings, who became tributaries unto him. 5And after these things he fell sick, and perceived that he should die. 6Wherefore he called his servants, such as were honourable, and had been brought up with him from his youth, and parted his kingdom among them, while he was yet alive. 7So Alexander reigned twelves years, and then died.8And his servants bare rule every one in his place. 9And after his death they all put crowns upon themselves; so did their sons after them many years: and evils were multiplied in the earth. 10And there came out of them a wicked root Antiochus surnamed Epiphanes, son of Antiochus the king, who had been an hostage at Rome, and he reigned in the hundred and thirty and seventh year of the kingdom of the Greeks.
"So Alexander reigned twelves years, and then died." 1 Maccabees 1:7 KJVSimilar Verses