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Demetrius III Eukairos
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Son of Antiochus Grypus and grandson of Demetrius II Nicator. He was co-ruler over all of Syria along with his brother, Philip I from 96–88 bc. During a Jewish rebellion against Alexander Jannaeus in 88 bc, Demetrius sided with the Jews and routed Alexander’s army. However, many Jews quickly changed sides to rejoin Alexander Jannaeus, and Demetrius retreated.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Demetrius III Eukairos
Demetrius III Eukairos Son of Antiochus Grypus and grandson of Demetrius II Nicator. He was co-ruler over all of Syria along with his brother, Philip I from 96–88 bc. During a Jewish rebellion against Alexander Jannaeus in 88 bc, Demetrius sided with the Jews and routed Alexander’s army. However, many
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Demetrius (Person)
DEMETRIUS (PERSON) [Gk Demetrios (Δεμετριος)]. 1. Demetrius Poliorcetes (336–283 b.c.e.) “the Besieger,” king of Macedon (293–288 b.c.e.). His father Antigonus, who was one of the Diodochi, had been satrap of Phrygia and was able to extend his power all the way to Media, so Demetrius saw himself as inheritor
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Demetrius III Eukairos
3. Demetrius III Eukairos (“the timely, prosperous”) (95–88 b.c.), son of Antiochus VIII Grypos, who was the second son of Demetrius II and Cleopatra. When Antiochus VIII died in 96 b.c. he was succeeded by his eldest son Seleucus VI Epiphanes Nicator, who in turn was challenged by his cousin Antiochus
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Demetrius
Demetrius (Gk. Dēmḗtrios)1. Demetrius Poliorcetes (338–283 b.c.e.), king of Macedonia and son of Antigonus I. He twice attempted to restore Alexander’s empire to a single ruler. In 307 he began to free Greece from Cassander’s control by seizing Athens. The next year he took Cyprus and seaports of
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volumes I–III
DEMETRIUS III.
DEME′TRIUS (Δημήτριος) III., king of Syria, surnamed Eucaerus, was the fourth son of Antiochus Grypus, and grandson of Demetrius II. During the civil wars that followed the death of Antiochus Grypus, Demetrius was set up as king of Damascus or Coele Syria, by the aid of Ptolemy Lathurus, king of Cyprus;
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
(3) Demetrius III
(3) Demetrius III, Εὔκαιρος, Eúkairos (“the fortunate”), was the son of Antiochus Grypus, and grandson of Demetrius Nikator. When his father died, civil war arose, in which his two elder brothers lost their lives, while Philip, the third brother, secured part of Syria as his domain. Demetrius then
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DEMETRIUS
DEMETRIUS di-mee´tree-uhs [Δημήτριος Dēmētrios]. Demetrius was the name of three Seleucid kings who interacted at one time or another with Judah. 1. Demetrius I Soter (162–150 bce) was the son of Seleucus IV (see SELEUCUS) who succeeded Antiochus V Eupator. The Jewish high priest Alcimus went to Demetrius