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Demophon
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Demophon
Demophon (Δημοφών, Dēmophōn). 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).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Demophon (Person)
DEMOPHON (PERSON) [Gk Dēmophōn (Δημοφων)]. Local governor or commander in the time of Judas Maccabeus (2 Macc 12:2). After Lysias returned to Antiochus V, Demophon together with other local governors or commanders (Goldstein 2 Maccabees AB, 432) continued to persecute the Jewish residents of their
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Demophon
Demophon demʹə-fon [Gk. Dēmophōn]. A Syrian general in Palestine under Antiochus V (Eupator) who continued to harass the Jews after covenants had been made between Lysias and Judas Maccabeus (2 Macc. 12:2).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Demophon
DEMOPHON Syrian officer and district governor in Palestine, under the command of Antiochus V (about 164 bc). Along with his fellow governors, Timothy, Apollonius, and Hieronymus, he continued to harass the Jews after covenants had been made between Lysias and Judas Maccabeus (2 Macc 12:2).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Demophon
DEMOPHON The Seleucid governor of a district of Palestine during the period of Judas Maccabeus (2 Macc 12:2).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DEMOPHON
DEMOPHON<dem’-o-fon> ([Δημοφω̂ν, Demophon]): A Syrian general in Palestine under Antiochus V (Eupator) who continued to harass the Jews after covenants had been made between Lysias and Judas Maccabeus (2 Macc 12:2).
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volumes I–III
DEMOPHON
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
Δημοφῶν
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
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Demophon
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Demophon
DEMOPHON, demʹō̇-fon (Δημοφῶν, Dēmophō̇n): A Syrian general in Pal under Antiochus V (Eupator) who continued to harass the Jews after covenants had been made between Lysias and Judas Maccabaeus (2 Macc 12:2).
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Demophon
Demophon [dem-uh-fon]: a Palestinian district governor in Maccabean times who harassed the Jews (2 Macc. 12:2)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DEMOPHON
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).
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