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Athenobius
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One of the “Friends” of Antiochus VII Sidetes sent to make demands of Simon Maccabeus (1 Macc 15:28–36). From Simon, Athenobius demanded the return of all the cities he had taken or a payment of 1,000 talents in silver. After their meeting in Jerusalem, Athenobius returned “in wrath” to the king with a report of Simon’s refusal to pay more than 100 talents.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Athenobius
Athenobius (Ἀθηνόβιος, Athēnobios). One of the “Friends” of Antiochus VII Sidetes sent to make demands of Simon Maccabeus (1 Macc 15:28–36). From Simon, Athenobius demanded the return of all the cities he had taken or a payment of 1,000 talents in silver. After their meeting in Jerusalem, Athenobius
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Athenobius (Person)
ATHENOBIUS (PERSON) [Gk Athēnobios (Ἀθηνοβιος)]. A courtier of Antiochus VII Euergetes (Sidetes) (1 Macc 15:28, 32). As Antiochus VII sought to reestablish control over the lands of the Seleucid kingdom, he sent Athenobius, who had the rank of “friend of the king,” as envoy to Simon the high priest.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Athenobius
Athenobius ath-ə-nōʹbē-əs [GK. Athēnobios]. An envoy of Antiochus VII (Sidetes), who was sent to Jerusalem by the king to protest against the occupation of Joppa and Gazara, and the citadel Jerusalem. A demand was made on Simon Maccabeus to give up all the places he had taken or pay 1000 talents
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Athenobius
ATHENOBIUS Friend of King Antiochus VII of Syria (1 Macc 15:28–36). When Antiochus besieged the city of Dor the high priest Simon Maccabeus sent him 2,000 soldiers along with gold, silver, and military equipment. Antiochus refused the gift, severed all treaties with Simon, and sent Athenobius to Jerusalem
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ATHENOBIUS
ATHENOBIUS<ath-e-no’-bi-us> [ ʼΑθηνόβιος, Athenobios]: A “friend” of Antiochus VII (Sidetes), who was sent to Jerusalem by the king to protest against the occupation of Joppa and Gazara, and the citadel Jerusalem. A demand was made on Simon Maccabeus to give up all the places he had taken or pay
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Athenobius
Athenobius ath′uh-noh′bee-us (Ἀθηνόβιος). A “friend” of Antiochus VII Sidetes, king of Syria, who was sent to Jerusalem by the king to remonstrate with Simon Maccabeus for the occupation of Joppa and Gazara (Gezer) and the citadel of Jerusalem. He demanded that all the places taken should be given
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Athenobius
ATHENOBIUS, ath-e-nōʹbi-us (Ἀθηνόβιος, Athēnóbios): A “friend” of Antiochus VII (Sidetes), who was sent to Jerus by the king to protest against the occupation of Joppa and Gazara, and the citadel Jerus. A demand was made on Simon Maccabaeus to give up all the places he had taken or pay 1,000 talents
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Athenobius
Athenobius [ath-uh--bi-us]: a courtier of Antiochus VII Sidetes, from whom he received the title “Friend of the King” (1 Macc. 15:28)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ATHENOBIUS
ATHENOBIUS ath´uh-noh´bee-us [Ἀθηνόβιος Athēnobios]. Antiochus VII Sidete’s “friend” who, on his behalf, demanded that Simon Maccabeus return the cities and the money that he had acquired outside Judea or make monetary restitution for both (1 Macc 15:28–36).Figure 1: The ParthenonDAVID W. J. GILL
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