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Esdris
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Esdris
Esdris (Ἐσδρις, Esdris). A Jewish leader during the Second Temple period (2 Macc 12:36).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Esdris (Person)
ESDRIS (PERSON) [Gk Esdris (Ἐσδρις)]. A Jewish commander in 2 Macc 12:36. Esdris is a shortened form of the Heb Azariah. Abel noted that the Eleazar (Gk Eleazaros) of 2 Macc 8:23 is also a form of the Heb Azariah as is the variant reading Ezra (ArmLaBMPVg), which he prefers. Abel thinks this Esdris
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Esdris
Esdris ezʹdris, esʹdris [Gk. Esdris]; AV GORGIAS; NEB ESDRIAS. A leader of the troops of Gorgias, “put to flight” by Judas Maccabeus (2 Macc. 12:36). He is mentioned in the best texts and adopted in the RSV for “Gorgias” of the AV.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Esdris
ESDRIS Mentioned in 2 Maccabees 12:36 as an army officer under Judas Maccabeus. Some Greek texts and the kjv read Gorgias, which may be either a place or a person.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ESDRIS
ESDRIS<ez’-dris>, <es’-dris> ([ Έ̓σδρις, Esdris]): A leader mentioned in 2 Macc 12:36 in best texts and adopted in the Revised Version (British and American) for Gorgias of the King James Version. Grotius conjectured “men of Ephron” from 12:27.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Esdris
Esdris ez’dris (Εσδρις, Gk. form of Heb. עֶזְרָאH6474, “help”). An army officer at the time of Judas Maccabee (2 Macc. 12:36; KJV, “Gorgias,” reflecting a lxx textual variant). All that is said about him is that he and his men became fatigued after fighting for a long time. However, some scholars suggest
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Esdris
ESDRIS, ez′dris, es′dris (Ἔσδρις, Ésdris): A leader mentioned in 2 Macc 12:36 in best texts and adopted in RV for Gorgias of AV. Grotius conjectured “men of Ephron” from ver 27.
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Esdris
Esdris [ez-dris]: a leader of Gorgias’s troops in the battle against Judas Maccabeus (2 Macc. 12:36)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ESDRIS
ESDRIS ez´dris [Ἔσδρις Esdris]. A Jewish division leader in the battle against Gorgias mentioned in 2 Macc 12:36.
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