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Also known as Arathes, Ariathes, or Ariarathes V Eusebes Philopator. The king of Cappadocia in Asia Minor (163–130 bc). In response to Simon Maccabeus, some Romans wrote to Ariarathes in 139 bc requesting he show kindness to the Jews (1 Macc 15:16–19; 22).
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ARIARATHES (PERSON) [Gk Ariarathēs (Ἀριαραθης)]. Ariarathes V Eusebes Philopater, king of Cappadocia (ca. 163–130 b.c.), [1 Macc 15:22]. He appears in a list of recipients of the letter sent by the consul Lucius endorsing the leadership of Simon, the High Priest. The letter stresses the renewal of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ariarathes ar-ē-ə-rāʹthēz [GK. Ariarathēs] (1 Macc. 15:22). King of Cappadocia, 163–130 b.c. Educated in Rome, he imbibed Roman ideas and became a faithful ally of the Romans, in conformity with whose wishes he declined a proposal of marriage with the sister of Demetrius Soter. Demetrius declared
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ARIARATHES King of Cappadocia in Asia Minor (163–130 bc). Educated in Rome, Ariarathes absorbed Roman ideas and became a close ally of the Romans. Because of his Roman ties, he declined a proposal to marry the sister of the Syrian king Demetrius Soter, who then declared war on him and drove him from
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ARATHES<a-ra’-thez> (the King James Version Araiarthes; [ ʼΑράθης, Arathes]; [ ʼΑριαράθης, Ariarathes]): King of Cappadocia, 163-130 BC. Educated in Rome, he imbibed Roman ideas and became a faithful ally of the Romans, in conformity with whose wishes he declined a proposal of marriage with the sister
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volumes I–III
ARIARA′THES (Ἀριαράθης) There are a great many Persian names beginning with Aria—, Ario—, and Art—, which all contain the root Ar, which is seen in Ἀρταῖοι, the ancient national name of the Persians (Herod. vii. 61), and Ἄριοι or Ἄρειοι, likewise an ancient designation of the inhabitants of the
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Ariarathes air′ee-uh-ray′theez (Ἀριαράθης). Also Arathes, Ariathes. King of Cappadocia (163–130 b.c.). He was driven from his throne by the Syrian king Demetrius Soter because, in conformity with the wishes of Rome, Ariarathes had declined a proposal to marry the sister of the Syrian king. In 158 he
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
ARATHES, a-rāʹthēz (AV Araiarthes; Ἀράθης, Aráthēs; Ἀριαράθης, Ariaráthēs): King of Capadocia, 163–130 BC. Educated in Rome, he imbibed Rom ideas and became a faithful ally of the Romans, in conformity with whose wishes he declined a proposal of marriage with the sister of Demetrius Soter.
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