Antipater (envoy)
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 International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
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).
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.
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Antipater [an-ti-puh-ter] (Ἀντίπατρος, “Against the Father”) (1) an Idumaean official, the father of Herod the Great; not mentioned by name in the Bible (2) the son of Jason (1), sent with Numenius to try to reestablish relations between the Syrians and the Jews (1 Macc. 12:16)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ANTIPATER an-tip´uh-tuhr [Ἀντίπατρος Antipatros]. (ca. 100–43 bce) 1. Father of Herod the Great. Antipater was descended from a wealthy and noble Idumean family that may have become Jewish under the forcible Judaization implemented by John Hyrcanus. Antipater’s father, also named Antipater, was appointed
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