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Antiochus VI
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Son of Alexander Balas and Cleopatra Thea; successor of Demetrius II to the Seleucid throne. Diodotus Tryphon, general of Alexander Balas, put forth the young Antiochus as a claimant to the Seleucid throne when opponent Demetrius was still king. When the unpopular Demetrius II broke promises to the Jews, prominent Jewish leaders helped Tryphon set the boy up as king. Diodotus Tryphon later killed Antiochus VI and made himself king.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Antiochus VI
Antiochus VI Dionysus (ca. 148–142 bc). Son of Alexander Balas and Cleopatra Thea; successor of Demetrius II to the Seleucid throne. Diodotus Tryphon, general of Alexander Balas, put forth the young Antiochus as a claimant to the Seleucid throne when opponent Demetrius was still king. When the unpopular
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 VI
Antiochus VI (surnamed Epiphanes Dionysus—‘illustrious Bacchus’ on coins; but theós—‘god’ by Josephus Ant. xiii.7.1). Son of Alexander (Balas) king of Syria, who claimed to be the son of Antiochus Epiphanes; ruled 145–142 b.c.Though still a child, Antiochus VI was brought forward from Arabia by Diodotus
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Antiochus
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
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ANTIOCHUS VI
ANTIOCHUS VI(Surnamed Theos ([Θεός, Theos]), or, according to coins, Dionysus Epiphanes): Was the son of Alexander Balas, who claimed to be the son of Antiochus Epiphanes. Alexander left the throne to his son in 146 BC. The young king retired to Arabia — perhaps through compulsion. The shrewd diplomatist
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volumes I–III
ANTIOCHUS VI
ANTI′OCHUS VI. (Ἀντίοχος), king of Syria, surnamed THEOS (Θεός), and on coins Epiphanes Dionysus (Ἐπιφανὴς Διόνυσος), was the son of Alexander Balas, king of Syria [see p. 114, b.], and remained in Arabia after his father’s death in b. c. 146. Two years afterwards (b. c. 144), while he was still
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Antiochus VI
ANTIOCHUS VI (surnamed Theos [θεός], or, according to coins, Dionysus Epiphanes): Was the son of Alexander Balas, who claimed to be the son of Antiochus Epiphanes. Alexander left the throne to his son in 146 BC. The young king retired to Arabia—perhaps through compulsion. The shrewd diplomatist and
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Antiochus VI Epiphanes Dionysus (145�142 BCE) (??p?fa??�?, �Manifest [God]�; ???�??s??, Greek God of Wine and Revelry)
Antiochus VI Epiphanes Dionysus (145–142 bce) (Ἐπιφανής, “Manifest [God]”; Διόνυσος, Greek god of wine and revelry)Antiochus VI Epiphanes Dionysus claimed to be in the line of the Seleucid dynasty, although this claim is spurious. He was the son of the Egyptian princess Cleopatra III Thea Eueteria
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
6. Antiochus VI, Epiphanes Dionysus (145–42 BCE)
6. Antiochus VI, Epiphanes Dionysus (145–42 bce), was a rival to Demetrius II. In the resulting engagement Demetrius was defeated, and Jonathan Maccabee was able to make gains by throwing his lot in with Antiochus VI. But in 143 Trypho captured and killed both Jonathan and Antiochus VI, taking the throne