The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hieronymus (Ἱερώνυμος, Hierōnymos). A military governor of the Jews during the reign of Antiochus V Eupator from 164 bc to 162 bc (2 Macc 12:2).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hieronymus (Person)
HIERONYMUS (PERSON) [Gk Hierōnymos (Ἱερωνυμος)]. One of five military governors of the Jews in the time of Antiochus V Eupator, 164–162 b.c.e. (2 Macc 12:2). The five governors have Greek names, which seems to imply that the Jews fought with local Macedonian officials, whereas 1 Maccabees 5 shows that
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hieronymus hī-ə-ronʹə-məs [Gk. Hierōnymos (also Latin form of the name Jerome)] (2 Macc. 12:2). One of the regional governors in Palestine at the time of Antiochus V who would not permit the Jews to live in peace and security.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
HIERONYMUS Hellenistic ruler in intertestamental period. Hostile toward Palestinian Jews who refused to accept Greek ways, Antiochus Eupator sent his vice-regent Lysias with 80,000 troops to solicit compliance. Maccabeus and his band, led by an angel, wrecked Lysias’s expedition and evoked a settlement
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hieronymus (Gk. Hierōnymos; Lat. Hieronymus)1. A district governor at the time of Antiochus V Eupator who antagonized the Jews (2 Macc. 12:2).2. Latin form of Jerome, translator of the Vulgate.
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volumes I–III
HIERO′NYMUS (Ἱερώνυμος), historical. 1. Of Elis, a lochagus in the army of the Ten Thousand Greeks, who is mentioned by Xenophon as taking a prominent part in the discussion that ensued after the death of Clearchus and the other generals, as well as on other occasions during the retreat and subsequent
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Hieronymus hi’uh-ron’uh-muhs (Ἱερώνυμος, “of hallowed name”). A district governor in Palestine under Antiochus V who, with his fellow governors, harassed the Jews (2 Macc. 12:2).
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Hieronymus [hī-uh-ron-uh-mus]: a Syrian district governor under Antiochus V Eupator, who harassed the Jews (2 Macc. 12:2)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HIERONYMUS hi´uh-ron´uh-muhs [Ἱερώνυμος Hierōnymos]. A Greek military official who served as the governor of a small area during the reign of the Seleucid king ANTIOCHUS V Eupator. He is listed with Timothy, Apollonius, Demophon, and Nicanor as governors who refused to allow the Jews to live quietly
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