Antiochus IV Epiphanes
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Antiochus IV Epiphanes
Antiochus IV Epiphanes A Seleucid ruler who outlawed Judaism in an attempt to Hellenize Judaea. Reigned from 175–164 bc. The Maccabean revolt arose in reaction to Antiochus’ sacrificing to Zeus in the temple—an event known as the abomination of desolation (Dan 11:31; 12:11; 1 Macc 1:54).
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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Antiochus IV
Antiochus IV. Greek ruler (175–164 bc) from the Seleucid dynasty who forced Greek customs upon the Jews, provoking a Jewish revolt in 167 bc; also known as Epiphanes (“the manifested one”).See Judaism.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Antiochus IV Epiphanes
Antiochus IV Epiphanes ə-piʹfə-nēz [GK. Epiphanēs—‘illustrious’; nicknamed Epimanēs—‘madman’ (Polybius xxvi.10); on coins Theos Epiphanēs—‘god manifest’]. Younger son of Antiochus the Great (Appian Syr. 45; 1 Macc. 1:11), born 215 b.c., ruler 175–163 b.c. His career with respect to Palestine is
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Antiochus Iv
ANTIOCHUS IV Hellenistic king called Epiphanes meaning the “illustrious” or “god manifest”; he was the eighth in the Seleucid dynasty (c. 215–164 bc). The year 189 bc found this younger son of Antiochus III the Great hostage in Rome after the Battle of Magnesia. There he was educated. Later, he seized
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Antiochus (Gk. Antɩ́ochos)The events described in 1-2 Maccabees and Daniel take place against the background of Seleucid history in the 2nd century b.c.e. The sequence of Seleucid rulers (with their approximate regnal years) is: Antiochus III (223–187), Seleucus IV Philopator (187–175), Antiochus IV
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Antiochus Epiphanes
Antiochus Epiphanes (d. 164 bc), King of Syria from 175 bc. (The epithet ‘Epiphanes’ means ‘illustrious’.) His policy of attaining political unity by propagating Greek culture eventually met with violent resistance from the Jews. At first he succeeded in using as his pawns the high priests Jason and
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ANTIOCHUS IV([ ʼΕπιφανής, Epiphanes], <e-pif’-a-naz>, “Illustrious”): Son of Antiochus III who became king after his brother, Seleucus IV, had been murdered by Heliodorus. As a boy Antiochus lived at Rome as a hostage. The Pergamene monarchs, Eumenes and Attalus, succeeded in placing upon the throne
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Antiochus.—The name of twelve kings of Syria, of whom several have connection with the Old Testament. Antiochus II. (261–246 b.c.)—He is supposed to be the king of the North whom Daniel mentions (11:6) as forming a marriage connection with the king of the South (Egypt). Antiochus III., the Great (224–187).
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volumes I–III
ANTI′OCHUS IV. (Ἀντίοχος), king of Syria, surnamed EPIPHANES (Ἐπιφανής), and on coins Theos (Θεός) also, was the son of Antiochus III., and was given as a hostage to the Romans in b. c. 188. He was released from captivity in b. c. 175 through his brother Seleucus Philopator, who gave his own son
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
Antiochus Epiphanes
ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANESAntiochus Epiphanes (215–163 B.C.) was the Seleucid king who attempted to turn Palestine into a Hellenistic Gentile province by forbidding the Jews to practice circumcision or to live under the tenets of the Mosaic law. He even erected a pagan altar in the temple in Jerusalem. However,
Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times
Antiochus Epiphanes
Antiochus EpiphanesAntiochus IV Epiphanes (175–164 b.c.) was the younger son of Antiochus III, ruler of the Seleucid empire. The name Epiphanes means “manifest,” implying “manifest as a god.” After his father was assassinated and his older brother taken as hostage by Rome, Antiochus IV assumed the throne
See also
Antiochus Father
Antiochus Son
Alexander Son
Cleopatra Daughter-In-Law
Antiochus Grandson
Antiochis Concubine