Ant. 13.5.5:And now he was kindly received of the nation, because of the good success he had. So when he was at rest from war, he fell into a distemper; for he was afflicted with a quartan ague, and supposed that, by exercising himself again in martial affairs, he should get rid of this distemper; but by making such expeditions at unseasonable times, and forcing his body to undergo greater hardships than it was able to bear, he brought himself to his end. He died, therefore, in the midst of his troubles, after he had reigned seven and twenty years.
But 1QpHab cols. 8 and 9 say (this is Vermes):After this, king Alexander ...fell into a distemper by hard drinking, and had a quartan ague, which held him three years ...
Interpreted, this concerns the Priest who rebelled [and violated] the precepts [of God ... to command] his chastisement by means of the judgments of wickedness. And they inflicted horrors of evil diseases and took vengeance upon his body of flesh.
However you translate machalim (diseases, pollutions or wounds), I think the "they" who inflicted them on the Wicked Priest are more likely to be "his enemies" who are mentioned further down in col. 9 rather than angels as Goranson supposes ("But he more probably died of disease (angels “inflicted evil diseases,” 1QpHab 9:2").
Interpreted, this concerns the Wicked Priest whom God delivered into the hands of his enemies because of the iniquity committed against the Teacher of Righteousness and the men of his Council, that he might be humbled by means of a destroying scourge, in bitterness of soul, because he had done wickedly to His elect.
As the Psalms Pesher says:
And [God] will pay him [the Wicked Priest] his reward by delivering him into the hand of the violent of the nations, that they may execute upon him [the judgments of wickedness].
Stark has the Hebrew for this (which unfortunately is fragmentary) with this translation:
I'm at work right now so I can't see Goranson's pdf, but I recall that he discusses this and I need to take another look at what he says, but in the meantime it looks to me like these "violent of the nations" are the "they" who "inflicted horrors of evil diseases [or pollutions or wounds] and took vengeance upon his body of flesh" in 1QpHab. In any event, it is a very thought provoking paper.'But to him God will recompense his deeds to give him into the hand of the violent of the nations [עריץי גואים] to act against him.'
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