The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Antipater One of two delegates sent to make a Judaean alliance with the Romans and Spartans during the Hasmonean period (1 Macc 12:16; 14:22; Josephus, Antiquities, 13:169). It appears the delegates were successful (1 Macc 14:20–23; 15:15–24). His father, Jason, went on a similar mission under Judas
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Antipater (Person)
ANTIPATER (PERSON) [Gk Antipatros (Ἀντιπατρος)]. Son of Jason (1 Macc 12:16; 14:22). He is mentioned twice as an envoy sent by Jonathan with Numenius, son of Antiochus, to Rome and Sparta. Their purpose was to seek the renewal of friendship and alliance with Rome and Sparta (1 Macc 12:1–23). The successful
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Antipater. 1. Good-will ambassador sent out with Numenius to the Spartans and Romans by Jonathan, the high priest (1 Mc 12:16; 14:22).2. Father of Herod the Great.See Herod, Herodian Family.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Antipater an-tipʹə-tər [GK. Antipatros—‘instead of (his) father’]. The name of several men in the books of Maccabees and Josephus.
Antipater (envoy)
1. One of two envoys sent by the Jews in the time of the Maccabees to confirm the former amity with the Romans and Spartans (1 Macc. 12:16; 14:22).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ANTIPATER1. Goodwill ambassador sent out with Numenius to the Spartans and Romans by Jonathan, the high priest (1 Macc 12:16; 14:22).2. Father of Herod the Great. See Herod, Herodian Family.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Antipas (an´tee-puhs).1 A Christian martyr from Pergamum (Rev. 2:13).2 Antipater. See Antipater.3 Herod Antipas. See Herod.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Antipater (Gk. Antipátros)1. Son of Jason, one of two delegates sent by the Hasmonean Jonathan to Rome and Sparta (Josephus Ant. 13.169; 1 Macc. 12:16; 14:22) to negotiate—apparently successfully—renewals of treaties with Judea.2. Idumean noble (ca. 100–43 b.c.e.), son of Antipas and father of Herod.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Antipater [ăn tĭpˊə tər] (Gk. Antipatros “instead of his father”). The father of Herod the Great. At first the unofficial ruler of Palestine (63–55 B.C.), in 47 he was appointed procurator of Judea in exchange for his influence in the war between Caesar and Ptolemy. He then secured governorships
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
AntipaterAntipater (an-tipʹuh-tuhr), also known as Antipas, an Idumean with strong connections to Rome who, as procurator of Judea (55-43 b.c.), governed most of Palestine; father of Phasaelus and Herod the Great. See also Herod; Idumaea; Phasaelus.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ANTIPATER<an-tip’-a-ter> ([ ʼΑντίπατρος, Antipatros]): One of two envoys sent by the senate of the Jews to the Romans and Spartans (1 Macc 12:16; 14:22).
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volumes I–III
ANTI′PATER, the name of at least two physicians. 1. The author of a work Περὶ Ψυχῆς, “On the Soul,” of which the second book is quoted by the Scholiast on Homer (Il. λ. 115. p. 306, ed. Bekker; Cramer, Anecd. Graeca Paris. vol. iii. p. 14), in which he said that the soul increased, diminished, and
ANTI′PATER (Ἀντίπατρος)
ANTI′PATER (Ἀντίπατρος). 1. Of Tyre, a Stoic philosopher, and a contemporary of Cato the Younger, whose friend Antipater is said to have been when Cato was yet a young man. (Plut. Cat. Min. 4.) He appears to be the same as the Antipater of Tyre mentioned by Strabo. (xvi. p. 757.)2. Of Tyre, likewise
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Antipater an-tip′uh-tuhr (Ἀντίπατρος, “fatherlike”). (1) Son of Jason, an ambassador sent by Jonathan Maccabee to renew relationships with the Romans, Spartans, and others (1 Macc. 12:16; 14:22).(2) The name of the father and of the eldest son of Herod the Great (Jos. Ant. 14.1.3 §§8–11; 14.11.1 §300).