Army of Seron
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A Syrian commander in the service of Antiochus IV Epiphanes who led a failed attack against Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc 3:13–26). Seron was defeated at Beth-horon by Judas in 166 bc.
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Seron sēʹron [Gk. Sērōn]. Commander of the Syrian army of Antiochus Epiphanes (1 Macc. 3:13, 23). He led his army into battle against Judas Maccabeus, boasting that he would thereby “make a name for myself and win honor in the kingdom” (v 14). Judas’ s much smaller band of soldiers, however, crushed
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Seron sihr’on (Σήρων). A military commander under Antiochus Epiphanes who was defeated at Beth Horon by Judas Maccabee (1 Macc. 3:13–23). According to Josephus (Ant. 12.7.1 §§288–92), Seron was commander or governor (Gk. stratēgos G5130) of Coelesyria, but this description is generally thought to reflect
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SERON sihr´on [Σήρων Sērōn]. A commander of the Syrian army (1 Macc 3:13, 23). When Seron heard of Judas’ success in raising an army against the Syrian kings, he gathered a large company at Beth-horon to fight against them, hoping to win fame for himself (1 Macc 3:14). While Judas’ army was much smaller,