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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gorgias
Gorgias (Γοργίας, Gorgias). A Seleucid general and governor of Idumea under Antiochus IV Epiphanes (2 Macc 8:9; 12:32). Gorgias is known for his efforts to suppress the Maccabean revolt (1 Macc 3:38; 5:55–62; 2 Macc 8:9). He was defeated by Judas Maccabeus near Emmaus (1 Macc 4:1–24) and in Idumea itself
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gorgias (Person)
GORGIAS (PERSON) [Gk Gorgias (Γοργιας)]. General in the Seleucid army, known only through his activity against the Jewish rebels under Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc 3:38; 2 Macc 8:9). He was one of the commanders of the Seleucid forces in the battle of Emmaus, and was considered to be a professional in military
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gorgias
Gorgias gôrʹgē-əs [Gk. Gorgias]. A general in the service of Antiochus Epiphanes (1 Macc. 3:38; 2 Macc. 8:9). Lysias, who had been left as regent during the absence of Antiochus in Persia, appointed Gorgias to take the command against Judea in 166 b.c. In 1 Macc. 4:1–24 is recorded a night attack
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gorgias
GORGIAS One of the three generals chosen by Lysias, who was “governor of the kingdom, as far as the bounds of Egypt, and of the Lower Asia, and reaching from the river Euphrates,” according to Josephus, early Jewish historian. The three, Ptolemy the son of Dorymenes, Nicanor, and Gorgias, are described
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gorgias
Gorgias (Gk. Gorgia.)A Seleucid general whose exploits against the Jewish rebels are documented in 1 Macc. 3:38; 2 Macc. 8:9. He was one of the generals commissioned by Antiochus IV Epiphanes to quell the Jewish revolt throughout Judea. In battle against the numerically inferior Jewish rebels near Emmaus,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gorgias
Gorgias [gôrˊjəs] (Gk. Gorgias).† A general of Antiochus IV Epiphanes. With Nicanor and Ptolemy, he was appointed by the regent Lysias to lead Seleucid forces against the Jews (1 Macc. 3:38; cf. 2 Macc. 8:9). In 166 B.C. he attempted an unsuccessful raid of Judas Maccabeus’ camp near Emmaus,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Gorgias
GORGIAS A general in the Seleucid army under Antiochus IV Epiphanes in the campaign against Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc 3:38; 2 Macc 8:9). He suffered a defeat at the battle of Emmaus (1 Macc 4:1–22) but defeated an attack by Joseph and Azarias, who acted against the orders of Judas (1 Macc 5:18–19). He
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GORGIAS
GORGIAS<gor’-ji-as> ([Γοργίας, Gorgias]): A general in the service of Antiochus Epiphanes (1 Macc 3:38; 2 Macc 8:9). Lysias, who had been left as regent during the absence of Antiochus in Persia, appointed Gorgias to take the command against Judea in 166 BC. In 1 Macc 4:1-24 is recorded a night
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Gorgias
Gorgias gor’juhs (Γοργίας). A general who, along with two other “able men among the Friends of the king,” was selected by Lysias (regent over Syria under Antiochus Epiphanes) to destroy the land of Judah (1 Macc. 3:38). He is described as “a man of experience in military service” (2 Macc. 8:9), and
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Gorgias
GORGIAS, gôrʹji-as (Γοργίας, Gorgías): A general in the service of Antiochus Epiphanes (1 Macc 3:38; 2 Macc 8:9). Lysias, who had been left as regent during the absence of Antiochus in Persia, appointed Gorgias to take the command against Judaea in 166 BC. In 1 Macc 4:1–24 is recorded a night attack
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Gorgias
Gorgias [gor-jus] (Γοργιάς, variation of Γοργός, “Fierce One”): a Syrian general who fought against Judas Maccabaeus (1 Macc. 3:38)
Gorgias
GorgiasThe mad Seleucid emperor Antiochus IV Epiphanes had three generals among his friends: Ptolemy, Nicanor, and Gorgias. Gorgias, who was the governor of Idumaea, was reputed to be a superb commander with a great deal of experience.Antiochus’s commander-in-chief, Lysias, appointed him to head the
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
GORGIAS
GORGIAS gor´juhs [Γοργίας Gorgias]. Gorgias was a Seleucid general and friend of King ANTIOCHUS IV (1 Macc 3:38; 2 Macc 8:9). During the Maccabean revolt, he went to Judea to lead the Syrians against Judas Maccabeus’ forces. Gorgias set out at night from Emmaus to surprise the Jewish army, but he found