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Callisthenes
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A Syrian officer who was killed for having set fire to the temple gates (2 Macc 8:33). After Judas Maccabeus defeated the Syrian general Nicanor, the Jews burned alive Callisthenes and others as punishment for their role in desecrating the temple in Jerusalem.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Callisthenes
Callisthenes (Καλλισθένης, Kallisthenēs). A Syrian officer who was killed for having set fire to the temple gates (2 Macc 8:33). After Judas Maccabeus defeated the Syrian general Nicanor, the Jews burned alive Callisthenes and others as punishment for their role in desecrating the temple in Jerusalem.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Callisthenes (Person)
CALLISTHENES (PERSON) [Gk Kallisthenēs (Καλλισθενης)]. A Syrian who helped set fire to the Temple gates in Jerusalem in the time of Judas Maccabeus (2 Macc 8:33). After Judas’ victory over the Syrian general Nicanor, Callisthenes and others of the Syrian army who had taken refuge in a small house were
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Callisthenes
Callisthenes kə-lis̀thə-nēz [Gk. Kallisthenēs]. An officer of Nicanor who was charged with the burning of the sacred portals of the temple at the time of the desecration under Antiochus Epiphanes (168 b.c.). After the decisive defeat of Nicanor’s army at Emmaus (165 b.c.) the Jews celebrated the victory
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Callisthenes
CALLISTHENES A Syrian in General Nicanor’s army who set fire to the temple gates during the persecution of the Jews by Antiochus Epiphanes (2 Macc 8:33). After Nicanor’s defeat in 165 bc, Callisthenes and others responsible for burning the sacred gates were burned to death by the Jews.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CALLISTHENES
CALLISTHENES<ka-lis’-the-nez> ([Καλλισθένης, Kallisthenes]): An officer of Nicanor who was charged with the burning of the sacred portals of the temple at the time of the desecration under Antiochus Epiphanes (168 BC). After the decisive defeat of Nicanor’s army at Emmaus (165 BC) the Jews celebrated
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volumes I–III
CALLISTHENES
CALLI′STHENES (Καλλισθένης). 1. Aphilosopher, born at Olynthus. His mother, Hero, was a cousin of Aristotle’s, and by him Callisthenes was brought up, studying under him at Stageira, together, as we may infer, with Alexander, and certainly with Theophrastus, with whom Aristotle is said to have contrasted
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Callisthenes
Callisthenes kuh-lis′thuh-neez (Καλλισθένες). A member of Nicanor’s Seleucid army, accused of setting the gates of the temple on fire when Antiochus Epiphanes destroyed Jerusalem in 168 b.c. When the Jews celebrated their victory over the invaders in 165 b.c., they burned Callisthenes and others “who
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Callisthenes
CALLISTHENES, ka-lisʹthe-nēz (Καλλισθένης, Kallisthénēs): An officer of Nicanor who was charged with the burning of the sacred portals of the temple at the time of the desecration under Antiochus Epiphanes (168 BC). After the decisive defeat of Nicanor’s army at Emmaus (165 BC) the Jews celebrated
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Callisthenes
Callisthenes [kal-is-then-ēz]: a Syrian who fought against Judas Maccabeus; burned to death by the Jews because he burned the city gates of Jerusalem (2 Macc. 8:33)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CALLISTHENES
CALLISTHENES kuh-lis´thuh-neez [Καλλισθένης Kallisthenēs]. 1. An historian who accompanied Alexander the Great and recorded his conquests, but was said to have been executed by Alexander ca. 329 bce. See PSEUDO-CALLISTHENES.2. A man, otherwise unknown, burned by Judas Maccabeus’ men for having burned
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