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Eumenes
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The king of Pergamum (197–159 bc; 1 Macc 8:8). The Romans gave Eumenes II Soter, son of Attalus I and brother of Attalus II, territories in Asia Minor as a reward for his alliance with them against Antiochus the Great. Eumenes rebuilt the city of Pergamum, including the Altar of Zeus (likely the referent of “Satan’s throne” in Rev 2:13).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Eumenes
Eumenes (Εὐμέης, Eumeēs). The king of Pergamum (197–159 bc; 1 Macc 8:8). The Romans gave Eumenes II Soter, son of Attalus I and brother of Attalus II, territories in Asia Minor as a reward for his alliance with them against Antiochus the Great. Eumenes rebuilt the city of Pergamum, including the Altar
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Eumenes (Person)
EUMENES (PERSON) [Gk Eumenēs (Εὐμενης)]. Eumenes II Soter, son of Attalus I and brother of Attalus II, king of Pergamum (197–159 b.c.; 1 Macc 8:8). He was given vast territories in Asia Minor by the Romans after the defeat of Antiochus III (the Great). In the year Eumenes began to reign, Antiochus
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Eumenes II
Eumenes II ūʹme-nēz [Gk. Eumenēs—‘well-disposed’]. King of Pergamum (197 b.c.), son and successor of Attalus I. He is mentioned in the Apocrypha (1 Macc. 8:8) in connection with the league that Judas Maccabeus made with the Romans. As their ally in the war against Antiochus the Great and in recognition
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eumenes
EUMENES The designation of a king of Pergamum, Eumenes II (197–158 bc) mentioned in 1 Maccabees 8:8 in connection with an alliance that Judas Maccabeus made with the Romans during their war with Antiochus the Great.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eumenes
Eumenes (Gk. Eumenēs)Eumenes II, Attalid king who ruled in Pergamum (197–159 b.c.e.). He acquired significant portions of Seleucid Asia Minor from the Romans after their defeat of the Seleucid ruler Antiochus III at the battle of Magnesia in 190 (1 Macc. 8:8). His alliance with Rome created tension
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Eumenes
Eumenes [ūˊmə nēz] (Gk. Eumenēs “well disposed”).† Eumenes II, king of Pergamum (197–159 B.C.); son and successor of Attalus I, whose policy of cooperation with the Roman Empire he continued. Along with Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc. 8:8), he was an ally of the Romans in their war against the Seleucid
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Eumenes
EUMENES Specifically, Eumenes II Soter, the son of Attalus I, the brother of Attalus II, and the king of Pergamum from 197 to 159 b.c. (1 Macc 8:8). He entered into alliance with Rome against the Seleucid Antiochus III and was granted extensive territories in return.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EUMENES II
EUMENES II<u’-me-nez> ([Εὐμέης, Eumenes], “well-disposed”): King of Pergamus, son and successor of Attalus I (197 BC). He is mentioned in the Apocrypha (1 Macc 8:8) in connection with the league which Judas Maccabeus made with the Romans. As their ally in the war against Antiochus the Great and
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volumes I–III
EUMENES
EU′MENES (Εὐμένης). 1. Ruler or dynast of the city of Amastris on the Euxine, contemporary with Antiochus Soter. The citizens of Heracleia wished to purchase from him his sovereignty, as Amastris had formerly belonged to them; but to this he refused to accede. He, however, soon after gave up the city
EU′MENES (Εὐμένης)
EU′MENES (Εὐμένης) II., king of Pergamus son of Attalus I., whom he succeeded on the throne b. c. 197. (Clinton, F. H. iii. p. 403.) He inherited from his predecessor the friendship and alliance of the Romans, which he took the utmost pains to cultivate, and was included by them in the treaty of peace
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Eumenes
Eumenes yoo’muh-neez (Εὐμενής, “well-disposed”). A king to whom the Romans allotted much of the territory previously held by Antiochus III (1 Macc. 8:8). The reference is to the king of Pergamum, Eumenes II Soter (197–158 B.C.), son of Attalus I. Eumenes became the most powerful ruler in Asia Minor
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Eumenes II
EUMENES II, ū ́me-nēz (Εὐμένης, Euménēs, “well-disposed”): King of Pergamus, son and successor of Attalus I (197 BC). He is mentioned in the Apoc (1 Macc 8:8) in connection with the league which Judas Maccabaeus made with the Romans. As their ally in the war against Antiochus the Great and in recognition
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Eumenes
Eumenes [yoo-muh-nēz]: King Eumenes II of Pergamum (197–158 bce), to whom the Romans gave territories in Syria (1 Macc. 8:8)