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An officer in the army of Judas Maccabeus who engaged in war against Gorgias, the governor of Idumaea (2 Macc 12:35).
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BACENOR (PERSON) [Gk Bakēnōr (Βακηνωρ)]. A military commander of Dositheus (2 Macc 12:35). According to 2 Macc 12:32–35, Dositheus captured Gorgias during a battle. While attempting to bring Gorgias back alive, a Thacian horseman cut off Dositheus’s arm, allowing Gorgias to escape to Marisa. The name
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