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Crates
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Crates (Person)
CRATES (PERSON) [Gk Kratēs (Κρατης)]. Seleucid commander of the citadel in Jerusalem, appointed by Sostratus to command the Cyprian troops in his absence. Crates was appointed as diadochos, which can mean either viceroy (cf. 2 Chr 28:7) or deputy. Deputy seems the obvious meaning from the context. Goldstein
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Crates
Crates krāʹtēz [Gk. Kratēs]. Governor of the Cyprians, left as deputy of Sostratus when the latter, who was governor of Jerusalem, was summoned to Antioch by Antiochus Epiphanes as the result of a dispute with Menelaus (2 Macc. 4:29). As Cyprus was not at the time in the possession of Antiochus,
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CRATES
CRATES<kra’-tez> ([Κράτης, Krates]), governor of the Cyprians, left as deputy of Sostratus when the latter, who was governor of Jerusalem, was summoned to Antioch by Antiochus Epiphanes, in consequence of a dispute with Menelaus (2 Macc 4:29). As Cyprus was not at the time in the possession of Antiochus,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Crates
Crates kray′teez (Κράτης). Commander of the Cyprian troops who were supporting Sostratus, the commandant of the citadel in Jerusalem during the time of Antiochus Epiphanes (2 Macc. 4:29). Crates was left in charge of the citadel when King Ptolemy VI Philometor summoned Sostratus and Menelaus to Antioch
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Crates
CRATES, krāʹtēz (Κράτης, Krátēs), governor of the Cyprians, left as deputy of Sostratus when the latter, who was governor of Jerus, was summoned to Antioch by Antiochus Epiphanes, in consequence of a dispute with Menelaus (2 Macc 4:29). As Cyprus was not at the time in the possession of Antiochus,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CRATES
CRATES kray´teez [Κράτης Kratēs]. The deputy commander of the Seleucid citadel in Jerusalem. Sostratus, the commander of the Jerusalem citadel, appointed Crates to rule in his absence, while he and the high priest Menelaus traveled to meet King Antiochus Epiphanes. Crates led a band of Cyprian mercenaries
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