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Dioscorinthius
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The unidentified month used to date the letter to the Jews from the Seleucid general Lysias recorded in 2 Macc 11:16–21. The month is named at the end of the letter (2 Macc 11:21). The unknown month name might be an allusion to the Macedonian calendar. It is also possible that it corresponds to the Greek god Corinthian Zeus or was the designation of an intercalary month.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Dioscorinthius
Dioscorinthius (Διος Κορινθιου, Dios Korinthiou). The unidentified month used to date the letter to the Jews from the Seleucid general Lysias recorded in 2 Macc 11:16–21. The month is named at the end of the letter (2 Macc 11:21). The unknown month name might be an allusion to the Macedonian calendar.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Dioscorinthius
DIOSCORINTHIUS [Gk Dios Korinthiou (Διος Κορινθιου)]. Name of the month dating the first of four official documents (2 Macc 11:21). While all the Greek witnesses and LaB contain this reading of the name, the fact that it is not attested elsewhere in antiquity has raised questions concerning its authenticity.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dioscorinthius
Dioscorinthius dī-əs-kə-rinʹthē-əs. A certain (unidentified) month (2 Macc. 11:21). It may allude to the first month named in the Macedonian calendar, but a more probable suggestion is that it corresponds to an intercalary month in that calendar which perhaps came just before April. See Calendar.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Dioscorinthius
DIOSCORINTHIUS* Problematic word occurring once in 2 Maccabees 11:21. “Dioscorinthius” formed part of the date in a letter written by Lysias, a Syrian official, to the Jewish people during the Maccabean revolts around 164 bc. Most scholars believe the word indicates the name of a month.Part of the name
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Dioscorinthius
DIOSCORINTHIUS The name of the first month of the Macedonian calendar and used to date the letter of Lysias to the Jews (2 Macc 11:21). The name may have come from the Dioskouroi, the twin sons of the god Zeus in Greek mythology.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DIOSCORINTHIUS
DIOSCORINTHIUS<di-os-ko-rin’-thi-us>: A certain (unidentified) month (2 Macc 11:21).See CALENDAR; TIME.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Dioscorinthius
Dioscorinthius di’uhs-kuh-rin’thee-uhs (Διὸς Κορινθιος). This name is found just once, in the Apocrypha (2 Macc. 11:21). It is used to date a letter that Lysias, deputy of Antiochus Epiphanes and later regent of his successor Antiochus Eupator, wrote to the Jews. The date is given as the twenty-fourth
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Dioscorinthius
DIOSCORINTHIUS, dī-os-kō̇-rinʹthi-us: A certain (unidentified) month (2 Macc 11:21). See Calendar; Time.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DIOSCORINTHIUS
DIOSCORINTHIUS di´uhs-kuh-rin´thee-uhs [Διὰς Κορίνθιος Dios Korinthios]. The month name in a letter to the Jews from the Seleucid general Lysias (2 Macc 11:21). No such month name is known, although Dios is the first month (October–November) of the Macedonian CALENDAR. Various Lat. manuscripts of 2