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Eupolemus
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
One of the two deputies (along with Jason) sent by Judas Maccabeus circa 161 bc to establish an alliance with the Romans (1 Macc 8:17; 2 Macc 4:11). He is further identified as son of John, of the family of Accos.The Jewish historian Eupolemus is probably the same person. His work On the Kings in Judaea was quoted in Alexander Polyhistor’s first century bc work On the Jews, which in turn was cited by two early Christian writers, Eusebius of Caesarea (Praep. Evang. 9.26.1; 9.30.1–34.18; 9.34.20; 9.39.1–5) and Clement of Alexandria (Stromata 1.21.130.3; 1.21.141.4; 1.23.153.4). The five surviving fragments of his work expand on biblical narrative; for example, the longest fragment claims to report correspondence between Solomon and two other rulers, Vaphres King of Egypt and Souron (Hiram) King of Tyre.As nonbiblical second-temple Jewish writing, Eupolemus’ work is often grouped with the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha.For more information on the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, see this article: Pseudepigrapha, Old Testament. For information on the process of canonization, see this article: Canon, Old Testament.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Eupolemus
Eupolemus (Εὐπόλεμος, Eupolemos). One of the two deputies (along with Jason) sent by Judas Maccabeus circa 161 bc to establish an alliance with the Romans (1 Macc 8:17; 2 Macc 4:11). He is further identified as son of John, of the family of Accos.The Jewish historian Eupolemus is probably the same person.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Eupolemus
EUPOLEMUS. A Jewish historian who flourished in Palestine in the mid-2d century b.c.e. He wrote a work in Greek entitled Concerning the Kings in Judea, of which five brief fragments have been preserved. Other works entitled Concerning the Prophecy of Elijah and On the Jews of Assyria are also mentioned
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Eupolemus
Eupolemus ū-polʹə-məs [Gk. Eupolemos]. Son of John the son of Accos; one of the two deputies sent by Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc. 8:17; 2 Macc. 4:11) to Rome ca. 161 b.c. to ask the help of the Romans against Demetrius. Eupolemus has been identified with the historian of the same name quoted by Eusebius
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eupolemus
EUPOLEMUS A Jewish ambassador sent by Judas Maccabeus to Rome along with Jason, the son of Eleazar, to establish an alliance. He is identified in 1 Maccabees 8:17 as the son of John, the son of Accos.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EUPOLEMUS
EUPOLEMUS<u-pol’-e-mus> ([Εὐπόλεμος, Eupolemos]): Son of John, the son of Accos = Hakkoz ([ Ἀκκώς, Akkos]; Nehemiah 3:4, 21, etc.); was one of the two deputies sent by Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc 8:17; 2 Macc 4:11) to Rome circa 161 BC to ask the help of the Romans against Demetrius. A critical
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volumes I–III
EUPOLEMUS
EUPO′LEMUS (Εὐπόλεμος). 1. One of the generals of Cassander, was sent by him in 314 b. c. to invade Caria, but was surprised and taken prisoner by Ptolemy, who commanded that province for Antigonus. (Diod. xix. 68.) He must have been liberated again directly, as the next year we find him commanding
EUPO′LEMUS (Εὐπόλεμος)
EUPO′LEMUS (Εὐπόλεμος.) 1. Is mentioned by Arrian and Aelian in the introductions to their works on tactics, as an author who had written on the military art; but he is otherwise unknown.2. A Greek historian who lived previous to the Christian aera and wrote several works on the history of the Jews,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Eupolemus
Eupolemus yoo-pol’uh-muhs (Εὐπόλεμος, “skilled in war”). Identified as “son of John son of Accos,” Eupolemus was a Jewish ambassador who, along with Jason son of Eleazar, was sent to Rome by Judas Maccabee “to establish friendship and alliance” (1 Macc. 8:17; 2 Macc. 4:11; cf. Jos. Ant. 12.10.6 §§415–19).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Eupolemus
EUPOLEMUS, ū̇-polʹē̇-mus (Εὐπόλεμος, Eupólemos): Son of John, the son of Accos=Hakkoz (Ἀκκώς, Akkō̇s; Neh 3:4, 21, etc); was one of the two deputies sent by Judas Maccabaens (1 Macc 8:17; 2 Macc 4:11) to Rome cir 161 BC to ask the help of the Romans against Demetrius. A critical estimate of the
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Eupolemus
Eupolemus [yoo-pol-uh-mus]: a Jewish ambassador sent by Judas Maccabeus to Rome; possibly the same as the Jewish historian Eupolemus (1 Macc. 8:17)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
EUPOLEMUS
EUPOLEMUS yoo-pol´uh-muhs [Εὐπόλεμος Eupolemos]. A diplomat sent by Judas Maccabeus to establish a relationship with Rome after the defeat of NICANOR (1 Macc 8:17; 2 Macc 4:11). Identified as the son of John and the grandson of Accos he is likely the same Eupolemus who was a Jewish historian at that