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Antiochus I Soter
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Son of Seleucus I Nicator and the Persian princess Apama; sole ruler of Seleucid Empire from 281–261 bc. Antiochus was co-regent with his father until his father’s assassination in 281. Turmoil in Syria forced him to focus his attention there, abandoning his father’s pursuit of greater territory and power.He tried to extend his own empire farther into Asia Minor, an effort that led to the First Syrian War (274–271 bc) against Ptolemy II. Antiochus actively promoted Greek culture in his territory, as his father had, and he is responsible for establishing the Seleucid ruler cult.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Antiochus I Soter
Antiochus I Soter (324–261 bc). Son of Seleucus I Nicator and the Persian princess Apama; sole ruler of Seleucid Empire from 281–261 bc. Antiochus was co-regent with his father until his father’s assassination in 281. Turmoil in Syria forced him to focus his attention there, abandoning his father’s pursuit
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Antiochus (Person)
ANTIOCHUS (PERSON). A Macedonian name (“opposer”) borne by the father of Seleucus I, founder of the Seleucid dynasty of Syria, hence favored by the following kings of the dynasty.1. Antiochus I Soter (“savior”) (281–261 b.c.). Born 324 b.c., the son of Seleucus I and the Bactrian princess Apama, he
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Antiochus I Soter
Antiochus I Soter sōʹâr [GK. Sōtēr—‘savior’]. Born 324 b.c., son of Seleucus Nicator. He fell in love with his stepmother, Stratonike, and became very ill. His father, when he discovered the cause of his son’s illness, gave her to him in 292 b.c., and yielded to him the sovereignty over all the
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ANTIOCHUS I
ANTIOCHUS I<an-ti’-o-kus> ([ ʼΑντίοχος Σωτήρ, Antiochos Soter], “savior”): born 323 BC; died 261, son of Seleucus Nicator. He fell in love with his stepmother, Stratonike, and became very ill. His father, when he discovered the cause of his son’s illness, gave her to him in 293, and yielded to him
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volumes I–III
ANTIOCHUS I
ANTI′OCHUS I. (Ἀντίοχος), king of Syria, surnamed SOTER (Σωτήρ), was the son of Seleucus Nicator and a Persian lady, Apama. The marriage of his father with Apama was one of those marriages which Alexander celebrated at Susa in b. c. 325, when he gave Persian wives to his generals. This would fix the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Antiochus I
ANTIOCHUS I, an-tīʹo-kus (Ἀντίοχος Σωτήρ, Antíochos Sōtḗr, “savior”): B. 323 BC; d. 261, son of Seleucus Nicator. He fell in love with his stepmother, Stratonike, and became very ill. His father, when he discovered the cause of his son’s illness, gave her to him in 293, and yielded to him the
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Antiochus I Soter (281�261 BCE) (S?t?�?, �Deliverer�)
Antiochus I Soter (281–261 bce) (Σωτήρ, “Deliverer”)Antiochus I was the son of Seleucus I Nicator, one of Alexander the Great’s generals and the founder of the Seleucid Empire of Syria. Antiochus was a favorite name throughout the Seleucid dynasty, it having originally been the name of Seleucus I’s
Antiochus
Antiochus [an--uh-kus] (1) the name of thirteen of the Seleucid (Syrian) emperors who played a major role in the transitional period from Old to New Testament times:– Antiochus I Soter (281–261 bce); not mentioned by name in the Bible– Antiochus II Theos (261–246 bce); probably the “King of the
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
1. Antiochus I Soter (281–61 BCE)
1. Antiochus I Soter (281–61 bce) was the son of Seleucus I. He had difficulties in securing his throne (in the so-called Syrian War of Succession, ca. 280–79 bce), and Ptolemy II seems to have taken advantage of his temporary weakness to extend his possessions. Antiochus’s troubles continued in the