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Antiochus VI Epiphanes Dionysus
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
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
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Antiochus
Antiochus (an-ti´uh-kuhs), a name borne by thirteen rulers or would-be rulers of the Seleucid dynasty (Hellenistic inheritors of Syria, southern Asia Minor, and other portions of the empire of Alexander the Great). The most significant of these was Antiochus IV Epiphanes, who ruled 175–164 bce, and it
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Antiochus
ANTIOCHUS. The name of 13 kings of the Seleucid dynasty which in the 40 years following the death of Alexander the Great in 323 bc had become master of Asia Minor, Syria and the more westerly of Alexander’s E dominions. Being a Hellenistic dynasty, they sought to maintain hold of this vast empire by
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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Antiochus
Antiochus [ăn tīˊə kəs] (Gk. Antiochus “opposer”). The name of at least twelve Seleucid kings reigning over Syria between ca. 280 and 65 B.C.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Antiochus
Anti´ochus (an opponent), the name of a number of kings of Syria who lived during the interval between the Old and New Testaments, and had frequent connection with the Jews during that period. They are referred to in the Apocrypha, especially in the books of the Maccabees.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Antiochus
Antiochusthe name of several Syrian kings from 280 to 65. The most notable of these were, (1.) Antiochus the Great, who ascended the throne 223. He is regarded as the “king of the north” referred to in Dan. 11:13–19. He was succeeded (187) by his son, Seleucus Philopater, spoken of by Daniel (11:20)
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Antiochus
AntiochusAntiochus (an-tīʹuh-kuhs), a name borne by thirteen kings or pretenders of the Seleucid dynasty (Hellenistic inheritors of Syria, southern Asia Minor, and other portions of the empire of Alexander the Great). The land of Israel fell under Seleucid rule in 198 b.c., when Antiochus III (the
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Antiochus
ANTIOCHUS [an TIE oh kus] (withstander) — the name of 13 members of the Seleucid dynasty of Syria. The Seleucids governed Palestine from 280 b.c., following the division of Alexander the Great’s empire, until the Roman commander Pompey made Syria a Roman province in 63 b.c. The Book of Daniel prophesies
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ANTIOCHUS
ANTIOCHUS<an-ti’-o-kus> ([ ʼΑντίοχος, Antiochos]; A, [ ʼΑντίμαχος, Antimachos] (1 Macc 12:16)): The father of Numenius, who in company with Antipater, son of Jason, was sent by Jonathan on an embassy to the Romans and Spartans to renew “the friendship” and “former confederacy” made by Judas
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
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