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Alexander Balas
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Alexander Balas
Alexander Balas Seleucid king from 150 to 145 bc; ascended the throne with help from the first Maccabean high priest, Jonathan. The story of Alexander Balas is partially recorded in 1 Maccabees 10–11.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Alexander (Person)
ALEXANDER (PERSON) [Gk Alexandros (Ἀλεξανδρος)]. 1. Alexander Balas, also known as Alexander Epiphanes, was a pretender and eventual ruler of the Seleucid kingdom between 158 and 145 b.c.e. (1 Macc 10:1, 15–21, 47–67, 88–89; 11:1–17). The author of 1 Macc 10:1 calls him “Alexander Epiphanes, son of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Alexander Balas
Alexander Balas bäʹləs [GK. Alexandros ho Balas legómenos ] A man who contended against Demetrius I of Syria for the throne and succeeded in obtaining it. He was a youth of mean origin, but was put forth by the enemies of Demetrius as being Alexander the son and heir of Antiochus Epiphanes. He received
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Alexander (Balas) Epiphanes
ALEXANDER (Balas) EPIPHANES Pretender who claimed to be the son of Antiochus IV Epiphanes. Alexander landed at Ptolemais in 152 bc and from 150 bc onward claimed to be the king. He sought the help of Jonathan Maccabeus to back him and in return appointed Jonathan high priest. Alexander attacked and defeated
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Alexander
Alexander (Gk. Aléxandros)1. Alexander III of Macedon; son of Philip II of Macedon and Olympias. Alexander’s triumphant march across the ancient Near East was the catalyst which resulted in the cultural synthesis called Hellenism.Alexander was born in 356 b.c.e. and died 32 years later in 323 of exhaustion,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Alexander Balas
ALEXANDER BALAS Also known as Alexander Epiphanes, a usurper and later king of the Seleucids from 150 to 145 b.c. (1 Macc 10:1; 11:1–17; 10:21, 47–67, 88–89). Alexander was the son of Antiochus IV Epiphanes and hence the rightful heir to the throne (1 Macc 10:1), although many ancient historians doubted
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ALEXANDER BALAS
ALEXANDER BALASAlexander <ba’-las> ([ʼΑλέξανδρος ὁ Βάλας λεγόμενος, Alexandros ho Balas legomenos]): He contended against Demetrius I of Syria for the throne and succeeded in obtaining it. He was a youth of mean origin, but he was put forth by the enemies of Demetrius as being Alexander, the son
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volumes I–III
ALEXANDER BALAS
ALEXANDER BALAS (Ἀλέξανδρος Βάλας), a person of low origin, usurped the throne of the Greek kingdom of Syria, in the year 150, b. c., pretending that he was the son of Antiochus Epiphanes. His claim was set up by Heracleides, who had been the treasurer of the late king Antiochus Epiphanes, but had
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Alexander Balas
ALEXANDER BALAS, A. bāʹlas (Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Βάλας λεγόμενος, Aléxandros ho Bálas legómenos): He contended against Demetrius I of Syria for the throne and succeeded in obtaining it. He was a youth of mean origin, but he was put forth by the enemies of Demetrius as being Alexander, the son and heir
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Alexander Balas (150�145 BCE) (?a�?a?, Possibly a Form of Baal, �Lord�)
Alexander Balas (150–145 bce) (Βάλας, possibly a form of Baal, “Lord”)Alexander claimed to be the son of the Seleucid emperor Antiochus IV Epiphanes, but there is strong evidence that he was a lowborn Syrian Greek with great ambition, who assumed the name Alexander Epiphanes.In 153 bce the king of
Alexander
Alexander [al-ig-zan-der] (Ἀλέξανδρος, “Defender of Man”) (1) Alexander III of Macedon, “the Great” (1 Macc. 1:1) (2) Alexander Janneus, the same as Jonathan, the son of John Hyrcanus; not mentioned by name in the Bible (3) Alexander Balas, the usurper of the Syrian throne in 153 bce; called Alexander
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ALEXANDER BALAS, EPIPHANES
ALEXANDER BALAS, EPIPHANES al´ig-zan´duhr i-pif´uh-neez [Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Βάλας Alexandros ho Balas, Ἐπιφανής Epiphanēs]. Alexander Epiphanes, also referred to as “Balas,” was a pretender to the Seleucid throne and was able to take it from Demetrius I. He claimed that he was the son of Antiochus IV
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Antiochus Brother
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Antiochus Son
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