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A Syrian general who ruled in Palestine under Antiochus V Eupator. Harassed the Jewish people even after the covenants had been made between Lysias and Judas Maccabeus (2 Macc 12:2).
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DE′MOPHON or DEMOPHOON (Δημοφῶν or Δημοφόων). 1. The youngest son of Celeus and Metaneira, who was entrusted to the care of Demeter. He grew up under her without any human food, being fed by the goddess with her own milk, and ambrosia. During the night she used to place him in fire to secure to him
DE′MOPHON (Δημοφῶν). 1. One of the two generals sent from Athens by a decree of the people, according to Diodorus, to aid the Thebans who were in arms for the recovery of the Cadmeia. (Diod. xv. 26; Wesseling, ad loc.) This account is in some measure confirmed by Deinarchus (c. Dem. p. 95), who mentions
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Demophon dem’uh-fon (Δημοφών). A district governor in Palestine during the Maccabean era (2 Macc. 12:2; see Maccabee). With him were mentioned three other governors, Timothy, Apollonius, and Hieronymus, who were in favor of the hellenizing policy of the Seleucid regime. This brought them into conflict
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DEMOPHON dem´uh-fon [Δημοφών Dēmophōn]. Along with TIMOTHY, APOLLONIUS, and HIERONYMUS, Demophon was one of the Syrian governors (stratēgoi στρατηγοὶ) in the 2nd cent. bce in Palestine under ANTIOCHUS V, Eupator, ensuring that the Hellenistic persecution of the Jews continued unabated (2 Macc 12:2).