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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Seron
Seron (Σήρων, Sērōn). 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.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Seron (Person)
SERON (PERSON) [Gk Sērōn (Σηρων)]. A commander of a unit of the Syrian army, which he led against Judas Maccabeus. He was the second Syrian commander to oppose Judas on the battlefield. See also APOLLONIUS. He is mentioned only in 1 Macc 3:13–14, with the parallel passage in Josephus (Ant 12.288).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Seron
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
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SERON
SERON<se’-ron> ([Σήρων, Seron]): “The commander of the host of Syria” of Antiochus Epiphanes, who was defeated at Beth-horon by Judas in 166 BC (1 Macc 3:13 ff). Not a Greek name; “perhaps it represents the Phoenician Hiram” (Rawlinson, at the place).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Seron
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Seron
SERON, sēʹron (Σήρων, Sḗrōn): “The commander of the host of Syria” of Antiochus Epiphanes, who was defeated at Beth-horon by Judas in 166 BC (1 Macc 3:13 ff). Not a Gr name; “perhaps it represents the Phoen Hiram” (Rawlinson, ad loc).
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Seron
Seron [ser-un]: governor of Coelo-Syria and a general who boasted that he could defeat Judas Maccabeus; when Judas defeated him, Syria began to see Judas as a serious enemy (1 Macc. 3:13)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
SERON
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,
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