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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Epiphanes (ἐπιφανής, epiphanēs). A title meaning “God manifested” that was the preferred religious epithet of Hellenistic kings ruling in Egypt and Syria-Palestine during the Second Temple period.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
EPIPHANES [Gk epiphanes (ἐπιφανες)]. An epithet or title assumed by various Eastern monarchs, it is in ordinary usage an adjective having such meanings as “evident,” “conspicuous,” “famous,” “notable,” “coming suddenly into view.” Its common occurrence as a descriptive adjective modifying theos, “god,”
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
EPIPHANES Name taken by Antiochus IV, meaning the “Manifest God.” Alexander Balas also used the name Epiphanes in his claim to the kingship. See Antiochus IV; Alexander Epiphanes.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
EPIPHANES [e PIFF uh knees] (a god revealed) — a shorter name for Antiochus IV, the king of Syria (reigned 175–163 b.c.). He defiled the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem by sacrificing swine on the altar and by setting himself up as a god to be worshiped. Also see Antiochus.
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volumes I–III
EPI′PHANES, a surname of Antiochus IV. and Antiochus XI., kings of Syria, [see vol. i. pp. 198, 199], and also of Antiochus IV. king of Commagene, one of whose sons had likewise the same surname, and is the one meant by Tacitus, when he speaks (Hist. ii. 25) of “Rex Epiphanes” [See vol. i. p. 194.]
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Epiphanes i-pif’uh-neez (ἐπιφανής G2212, “evident, manifest, notable”). A title meaning “[God] Manifest” and adopted by several Hellenistic kings, among whom the best known is Antiochus IV.
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Epiphanes [uh-pif-uh-nēz]: a cognomen of the Syrian emperors Antiochus IV and VI (1 Macc. 1:10)
Seleucus VI Epiphanes (95 BCE) (??p?fa??�?, �Manifest [God]�)
Seleucus VI Epiphanes (95 bce) (Ἐπιφανής, “Manifest [God]”)Seleucus VI Epiphanes was one of the five sons of Antiochus VIII Philometor Grypus who were warring for their father’s throne among each other and with their cousin, Antiochus IX Cyzicenus. Grypus died in 96 bce, allegedly murdered by his
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
EPIPHANES (2nd c.), heretic of gnostic tendency, son of *Carpocrates and known from a mention in *Clement (Strom. III, 2, 5–9). He wrote a treatise On justice in which he maintained that the natural law—the work of God the creator, the source of equality and of complete communion of goods and of women
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
EPIPHANES i-pif´uh-neez [Ἀντίοχος Ἐπιφανής Antiochos Epiphanēs]. The Seleucid ruler ANTIOCHUS IV Epiphanes (175–164 bce) has become one of the most notorious figures in history. He was possibly one of the most able of the Seleucid rulers; however, circumstances allowed him little room to maneuver.