Demetrius of Phalerum
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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
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