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Apollonius (son of Menestheus)
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Apollonius, Son of Menestheus. An emissary of Antiochus IV Epiphanes.Antiochus sent Apollonius to Egypt for King Philometor’s coronation (2 Macc 4:21) as well as to Jerusalem to oppress its citizens (1 Macc 1:29–30; 2 Macc 5:24–26). Some debate exists over whether Apollonius, son of Thraseas, and Apollonius, son of Menestheus, are the same person (assuming that Apollonius, son of Thraseas, is not the son of Thraseas but simply a native of Tarsus).
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Apollonius, Son of Menestheus
Apollonius, Son of Menestheus Apollonius, Son of Menestheus. An emissary of Antiochus IV Epiphanes.Antiochus sent Apollonius to Egypt for King Philometor’s coronation (2 Macc 4:21) as well as to Jerusalem to oppress its citizens (1 Macc 1:29–30; 2 Macc 5:24–26). Some debate exists over whether Apollonius,
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Apollonius (Person)
APOLLONIUS (PERSON) [Gk Apollōnios (Ἀπολλωνιος)]. The name of five men mentioned in their several capacities in 1 and 2 Maccabees.1. The Son of Thraseas or (with a slight emendation) a son or native of Tarsus (2 Macc 3:5), and governor of Colesyria under Seleucus IV Philopater (the brother of Antiochus
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Apollonius
Apollonius ap-ə-lōʹnēəs [GK. Apollōnios]. A common name among the Syro-Macedonians.1. Governor of Coelesyria under Seleucus Philopater (2 Macc. 3:5ff). In v 5 the AV and NEB, following the Greek text, read “son of Thras (a)eus,” while the RSV has “of Tarsus.” By his authority in that province he
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Apollonius
APOLLONIUS Name of probably four different men in the Maccabean literature.1. Apollonius of Tarsus, son of Menestheus (2 Macc 3:5–7; 4:4). According to the Greek historian, Polybius, this governor of Coelesyria and Phoenicia under Seleucus IV retired to Miletus when Antiochus IV began to rule. Apollonius’s
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Apollonius (governor of Coele-Syria)
Apollonius (Gk. Apolɩ̂nios)1. Son of Tharseas (or perhaps “of Tarsus”), governor of Coele-Syria and Phoenicia during the reign of Seleucus IV. According to 2 Macc. 3:4–7 he plotted with a Jew named Simon and Seleucus to plunder the treasuries of the temple in Jerusalem. Apollonius sent his chief minister
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
APOLLONIUS
APOLLONIUS<ap-o-lo’-ni-us> ([ ʼΑπολλώνιος, Apollonios]): A common name among the Syro-Macedonians. Prideaux (Connexion) interrupts his narrative of the year 148 BC to give an account of the different persons who bore this name1. Son of Thrasaeus (2 Macc 3:5) who was governor of Coele-Syria (Palestine
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Apollonius
Apollonius.—A very eloquent Church writer and opponent of the Montanists. He lived in the second century. He is the author of an extensive and celebrated work against the Montanists, of which a few passages are found in Eusebius.
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volumes I–III
APOLLONIUS
APOLLO′NIUS (Ἀπολλώνιος), historical 1. The son of Charinus, appointed by Alexander the Great, before leaving Egypt, as governor of the part of Libya on the confines of Egypt, b. c. 331. (Arrian, Anab. iii. 5; Curtius, iv. 8.)2. A friend of Demetrius, the son of Selencus, who accompanied Demetrius
APOLLONIUS (Ἀπολλώνιος)
APOLLONIUS (Ἀπολλώνιος), literary. 1. Of Acharnae, a Greek writer, the author of a work on the festivals. (Περὶ ἑορτῶν; Harpocrat. s. vv. πέλανος, Πυανόψια, Χαλκεῖα; Phot. s. v. ὑδροφορία.)2. Of Alabanda, surnamed ὁ Μαλακὸς, was some years older than Apollonius Molon, with whom he has sometimes
Ἀπολλώνιος
APOLLO′NIUS (Ἀπολλώνιος), physicians. For a list of the physicians of this name see Fabricius, Bibl. Gr. vol. xiii. p. 74, ed. vet.; Le Clerc, Hist. de la Méd.; Haller, Biblioth. Medic. Pract. vol. i.; Harless, Analecta Historico-Crit. de Archigene Medico et de Apolloniis, &c., Bamberg. 1816, 4to.;
A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volumes I–IV
Apollonius
APOLLONIUS. (1) An imaginary bishop of Corinth, referred to by “Praedestinatus” (i. 23). (2) An imaginary bishop of Ephesus (ib. 26–27) [See Apollonius, p. 135.] (3) A “companion” of one of the Antonines, who vainly tried to persuade Bardeisan to abjure Christianity (Epiph. Haer. 477).[H.]
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Apollonius
Apollonius ap′uh-loh′nee-uhs (Ἀπολλώνιος). The name of several men mentioned in the books of Maccabees, including a Syrian ruler killed in battle by Judas Maccabee (1 Macc. 3:10–12; identified as the governor of Samaria by Jos. Ant. 12.7.1 §287) and various other officials appointed by the Seleucids
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Apollonius
APOLLONIUS, ap-o-lōʹni-us (Ἀπολλώνιος, Apollōnios): A common name among the Syro-Macedonians. Prideaux (Connexion) interrupts his narrative of the year 148 BC to give an account of the different persons who bore this name. (1) Son of Thrasaeus (2 Macc 3:5) who was governor of Coele-Syria (Pal and
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