The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Auranus (Αυρανου, Auranou). Commander of 3,000 men who attacked the Jews at the command of Lysimachus (2 Macc 4:40).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Auranus (Person)
AURANUS (PERSON) [Gk Auranos (Αὐρανος)]. Commander of a temple guard (2 Macc 4:40). After reports circulated that Lysimacchus had stolen gold vessels from the temple and that crowds were forming into a mob, Lysimacchus armed 3,000 men and placed them under the command of Auranus. The attack on the crowd
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Auranus ô-rānʹəs [GK. Auranos]. The leader of an insurrection in Jerusalem caused by Lysimachus. He is described as “a man advanced in years and no less advanced in folly” (2 Macc. 4:40).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
AURANUS Leader chosen by the sacrilegious Lysimachus, brother of the high priest, to put down the angry Jews (2 Macc 4:40). He was demented, and, according to the Syriac version of the Apocrypha, head of a gang of cutthroats.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Auranus aw-ray′nuhs (Αυρανος). The leader of an insurrection against Lysimachus in Jerusalem, described as “a man advanced in years and no less advanced in folly” (2 Macc. 4:40 NRSV).
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Auranus [o--nus]: leader of a rebellion in Jerusalem in the time of the Maccabees (2 Macc. 4:40)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
AURANUS aw-ray´nuhs [Ἀυρανός Ayranos]. Leader, appointed by Lysimachus, over 3,000 men to quell an uprising of the Jews in Jerusalem (2 Macc 4:40).
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