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Cendebeus
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Also spelled Kendebaios. A Syrian governor who harassed Judaea under orders of Antiochus VII Sidetes (1 Macc 15:37–16:10). The Maccabees attacked and drove him away from the southwestern corner of Judaea as far as Kedron. According to Josephus, Cendebeus was part of the philoi, the “Friends” in the court.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Cendebeus
Cendebeus (Κενδεβαι̂ος, Kendebaios). Also spelled Kendebaios. A Syrian governor who harassed Judaea under orders of Antiochus VII Sidetes (1 Macc 15:37–16:10). The Maccabees attacked and drove him away from the southwestern corner of Judaea as far as Kedron. According to Josephus, Cendebeus was part
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Cendebeus (Person)
CENDEBEUS (PERSON) [Gk Kendebaios (Κενδεβαιος)]. Governor of the coastal plain, who attacked Judea, under the orders of the Seleucid king, Antiochus VII Sidetes (1 Macc 15:37–16:10). Cendebeus’ name seems to be of Thracian origin. He was a supporter of Antiochus Sidetes. Josephus (Ant 13.225) assumed,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cendebeus
Cendebeus sen-də-bēʹəs [Gk. Kendebaios]; NEB KENDEBAEUS. A general of Antiochus VII who was appointed “commander-in-chief of the coastal country” of Palestine (1 Macc. 15:38ff) after the defeat of Tryphon by Antiochus in 138 b.c. He fortified Kedron and harassed the Jews in various ways. As Simon Maccabeus
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Cendebeus
CENDEBEUS Commander-in-chief of the seacoast of Syria-Palestine about 138 bc under Antiochus VII (1 Macc 15:38). Cendebeus was ordered to build a fortress at Kedron (probably the Gederah of Jos 15:36), after which he transferred his headquarters to Jamnia and from there made raids into Judea (1 Macc
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Cendebeus
Cendebeus (Gk. Kendebaios, Cendebaeus, Kendebaeus)A Syrian officer who was defeated by John Hyrcanus. When Antiochus VII claimed the Syrian throne, he pursued the usurper Tryphon, and in his absence he appointed Cendebeus commander-in-chief of the “coastal country” with instructions “to make war” on
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Cendebeus
Cendebeus [sĕnˊdə bēˊəs] (Gk. Kendebaios). A general of Antiochus VII, appointed commander-inchief of the coastal region after Antiochus had defeated Trypho in 138 B.C. (1 Macc. 15:38; JB “Cendebaeus”). Cendebeus strengthened Kedron (southeast of Jamnia) and conducted raids into Judea (vv.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Cendebaeus
CENDEBAEUS Chief military commander of the Phoenician coast under the Seleucid king Antiochus VII Sidetes. He attacked Judea with a series of raids until he was defeated by Judas Maccabeus and John Hyrcanus (1 Macc 15:37–16:10).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CENDEBAEUS
CENDEBAEUS<sen-de-be’-us> ([Κενδεβαι̂ος, Kendebaios]; the King James Version Cendebeus): A general of Antiochus VII who was appointed “captain of the seacoast” of Palestine (1 Macc 15:38 ff) after the defeat of Tryphon by Antiochus 138 BC. He fortified Kedron and harassed the Jews in various ways.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Cendebeus
Cendebeus sen′duh-bee′uhs (Κενδεβαῖος). A Seleucid general under King Antiochus VII who was put in charge of the coast lands of Syria-Palestine c. 138 b.c. (1 Macc. 15:38–16:9). He fortified Kedron, a city on the coastal plain mid-way between Joppa and Ashkelon. From this defensive position he raided
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Cendebaeus
CENDEBAEUS, sen-de-bēʹus (Κενδεβαῖος, Kendebaíos; AV Cendebeus): A general of Antiochus VII who was appointed “captain of the seacoast” of Pal (1 Macc 15:38 ff) after the defeat of Tryphon by Antiochus 138 BC. He fortified Kedron and harassed the Jews in various ways. As Simon Maccabaeus was too old
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Cendebeus
Cendebeus [sen-duh--us]: Syrian commander whose defeat by John Hyrcanus began a period of peace (1 Macc. 15:38)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CENDEBEUS
CENDEBEUS sen´duh-bee´uhs [Κενδεβαῖος Kendebaios]. A Seleucid general (1 Macc 15:38) under ANTIOCHUS VII (138–129 bce) who tried to retake the Judean coastal plain and hill country from Simon the Hasmonean (142–135 bce). The Judean forces, led by Simon’s sons JUDAS and John Hyrcanus I, routed the Seleucids
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