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Daphne
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A shrine in the vicinity of Antioch that functioned as an asylum for refugees, including the high priest Onias (2 Macc 4:33). According to ancient witnesses, the temple of Apollo and Artemis encompassed an asylum where both Antony and Herod stayed (Strabo, Geography 16.2.6; Josephus, Jewish War 1.12.5 §243).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Daphne
Daphne (Δαφνη, Daphnē). A shrine in the vicinity of Antioch that functioned as an asylum for refugees, including the high priest Onias (2 Macc 4:33). According to ancient witnesses, the temple of Apollo and Artemis encompassed an asylum where both Antony and Herod stayed (Strabo, Geography 16.2.6; Josephus,
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Daphne (Place)
DAPHNE (PLACE) [Gk Daphnē (Δαφνη)]. According to 2 Macc 4:33, the deposed high priest Onias III took refuge from his opponent, the high priest Menelaus, at Daphne near Antioch. Only after being lured away from this sanctuary could he be assassinated by Adronicus at Menelaus’ urging. Strabo notes that
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Daphne
Daphne dafʹnē [Gk. Daphnē—‘bay-tree’] (2 Macc. 4:33). A suburb of Antioch on the Orontes, about 5 mi (8 km) SW of the city, now a part of Turkey. Here were the famous groves and sanctuary of Apollo, which owed their origin to Seleucus Nicator (306–280 b.c.). It was a place of great natural beauty,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Daphne
DAPHNE A beautiful grove and sanctuary to Apollo located near Antioch in Syria. The Greek ruler Seleucus I lived here and built a huge statue of Apollo in addition to a temple. Here, criminals and political refugees could take asylum, as it was illegal to arrest anyone within Daphne. In 2 Maccabees 4:33
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Daphne
Daphne (Gk. Daphnē)A town in the vicinity of Antioch (Syria), ca. 8 km. (5 mi.) to the southwest. Located in a magnificent garden some 16 km. (10 mi.) in circumference, Daphne was the site of many sanctuaries, including the exquisite temple of Apollo, at the foot of the ever-flowing springs. Daphne
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Daphne
Daphne [dăfˊnĭ] (Gk. Daphnē “bay tree”). A suburb of the city of Antioch (Syria), about 8 km. (5 mi.) to the southwest. Located in a magnificent garden some 16 km. (10 mi.) in circumference, Daphne was the site of many sanctuaries, including the exquisite temple of Apollo, at the foot of
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Daphne
DAPHNE A suburb of Antioch that hosted a temple of Apollo and Artemis with rights of sanctuary, according to Strabo (Geography 16.2.6). In 2 Macc 4:33, the deposed high priest Onias III took refuge from his enemy, the high priest Menelaus, in the Daphne sanctuary. He was eventually lured away from the
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DAPHNE
DAPHNE<daf’-ne> ([Δάφνη, Daphne], “bay-tree”): A suburb of Antioch on the Orontes, according to Strabo and the Jerusalem itinerary, about 40 furlongs, or 5 miles distant. It is identified with Beit el-Ma’ on the left bank of the river, to the Southwest of the city. Here were the famous grove and
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Daphne
DaphneIn Greek mythology, Daphne was a nymph who was turned into a laurel tree while attempting to escape the advances of the god Apollo. Daphne was the beautiful daughter of a river god. She refused all lovers. According to some legends, it was the love god Eros (Cupid) who caused Apollo to fall in
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Daphne
Daphne daf’nee (Δάφνη). A park or pleasure resort in a suburb of Antioch of Syria where the high priest Onias III took refuge when he fled from Menelaus (2 Macc. 4:33). Daphne was consecrated by Seleucus I to the royal gods and especially to Apollo (cf. Strabo, Geogr. 16.2.6). It was a beautiful precinct
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Daphne
DAPHNE, daf ʹnē̇ (Δάφνη, Dáphnē, “bay-tree”): A suburb of Antioch on the Orontes, according to Strabo and the Jerus itinerary, about 40 furlongs, or 5 miles distant. It is identified with Beit el-Mā’ on the left bank of the river, to the S.W. of the city. Here were the famous grove and sanctuary
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DAPHNE
DAPHNE daf´nee [Δάφνη Daphnē]. A place near Antioch that provided asylum and to which the high priest ONIAS withdrew (2 Macc 4:33). Also known for its temple of Apollo. See MENELAUS.
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