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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.
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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
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volumes I–III
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
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]�)
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.