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An official of Antiochus IV Epiphanes who was put in charge of the Mount Gerizim temple (2 Macc 5:23).
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Andronicus (Gk. Andrónikos)1. A deputy under Antiochus IV Epiphanes (2 Macc. 4:31–38). According to 2 Maccabees he was bribed by Menelaus and subsequently encouraged to murder Onias in retaliation for exposing the crime; for this Antiochus ordered his execution. Other sources indicate Antiochus IV
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ANDRONICUS an-dron´uh-kuhs [Ἀνδρόνικος Andronikos]. The name occurs frequently in Greco-Roman antiquity. It is used to name four people pertinent to the Bible. 1. Regent in Antioch (171 bce) when ANTIOCHUS IV Epiphanes warred against the rebellious people of Tarsus and Mallus. Bribed by MENELAUS with