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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gennaeus
Gennaeus (Γενναῖος, Gennaios). The father of Apollonius; Apollonius was a Syrian governor under Antiochus V Eupator (2 Macc 12:2).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gennaeus (Person)
GENNAEUS (PERSON) [Gk Gennaios (Γενναιος)]. Father of Apollonius, one of the five military governors of a district of Syria in the time of Antiochus V, 164–162 b.c.e. (2 Macc 12:2). The father of Apollonius is mentioned to distinguish him from another Apollonius, son of Menestheus, mentioned earlier
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gennaeus
Gennaeus gə-nēʹəs [Gk. Gennaios] (2 Macc. 12:2); AV GENNEUS. Father of Apollonius, one of the Syrian generals who troubled the Jews while Lysias was governor for Antiochus Eupator. The description is added to distinguish the Apollonius here mentioned from several others of the same name.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gennaeus, Genneus
GENNAEUS*, GENNEUS Apollonius’s father (2 Macc 12:2). Since Gennaeus means “noble” or “highborn,” it may be an epithet rather than a name.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GENNAEUS; GENNEUS
GENNAEUS; GENNEUS<ge-ne’-us>, <ge-ne’-us> ([Γενναι̂ος, Gennaios]): Father of Apollonius, one of the Syrian generals who troubled the Jews while Lysias was governor for Antiochus Eupator (2 Macc 12:2). The description is added to distinguish the Apollonius here mentioned from several others of the
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Gennaeus
Gennaeus gi-nee’uhs (Γενναίος, “noble”). KJV Genneus. Father of a certain Apollonius who served as a Syrian governor during the reign of Antiochus V; he is mentioned as one of several officials who did not let the Jews live in peace (2 Macc. 12:2).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Gennaeus, Genneus
GENNAEUS, ge-nēʹus, GENNEUS, ge-nēʹus (Γενναῖος, Gennaíos): Father of Apollonius, one of the Syrian generals who troubled the Jews while Lysias was governor for Antiochus Eupator (2 Macc 12:2). The description is added to distinguish the Apollonius here mentioned from several others of the same name.
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Gennaeus
Gennaeus [guh--us]: the father of Apollonius, a district governor in Palestine under Antiochus V (2 Macc. 12:2)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
GENNAEUS
GENNAEUS gi-nee´uhs [Γενναίος Gennaios]. The father of Apollonius. His son is listed among five governors who troubled the Jews under ANTIOCHUS V (2 Macc 12:2).
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Apollonius Father