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Hyrcanus
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A wealthy man who deposited a large amount of money in the temple treasury, according to 2 Maccabees 3:11. The Persian king Seleucus IV Philopator intended to plunder the temple in Jerusalem after the temple overseer Simon convinced him that it had great wealth. However, the high priest Onias demonstrated that the temple’s treasure contained only limited wealth of silver and gold, much of it contributed by Hyrcanus, son of Tobias (2 Maccabees 3:1–11).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hyrcanus, Son of Tobias
Hyrcanus, Son of Tobias A wealthy man who deposited a large amount of money in the temple treasury, according to 2 Maccabees 3:11. The Persian king Seleucus IV Philopator intended to plunder the temple in Jerusalem after the temple overseer Simon convinced him that it had great wealth. However, the high
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hyrcanus (Person)
HYRCANUS (PERSON) [Gk Hyrkanos (Ὑρκανος)]. 1. The son of Tobias, a wealthy depositer to the temple treasury (2 Macc 3:11).2. John Hyrcanus I ruled as high priest and ethnarch from 135/4 to 104 b.c.e. He succeeded Simon Maccabeus, his father, who was murdered with Hyrcanus I’s two elder brothers by
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hyrcanus
Hyrcanus hûr-kāʹnes [Gk. Hyrkanos]; AV HIRCANUS. “Son of Tobias, a man of very high standing,” who had a large sum of money deposited in the temple of Jerusalem when Heliodorus was sent to confiscate it in 187 b.c. (2 Macc. 3:11ff.). Opinions differ about whether to identify this Hyrcanus with Tobias’s
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hyrcanus
HYRCANUS1. John Hyrcanus, Hasmonean ruler. See Hasmonean.2. Tobias’s son who had a large amount of money deposited in the temple during the time of Heliodorus (2 Macc 3:11).
John Hyrcanus
JOHN HYRCANUS* Hasmonean ruler of the Jewish people from 135 to 105 bc. See Hasmonean.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hyrcanus (son of Tobias)
Hyrcanus (hihr-kay´nuhs).1 Hyrcanus son of Tobias, a wealthy depositor to the temple treasury (2 Macc. 3:11). According to Josephus, his magnanimity was recognized by Ptolemy (Antiquities 12.219), but he committed suicide when the Seleucid ruler Antiochus IV Epiphanes came to power (Antiquities 12.236).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hyrcanus
Hyrcanus (Gk. Hyrkanos)1. The son of Tobias (2 Macc. 3:11), but according to Josephus, the youngest son of Joseph and grandson of Tobias (Ant. 12.160, 186). From a family of prominent financiers, Hyrcanus donated generously to the temple treasury, and was also admired by Ptolemy for his magnanimity
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Hyrcanus
HyrcanusHyrcanus (huhr-kaʹnuhs), a name borne by two of the Hasmoneans. 1 John Hyrcanus I, son of Simon Maccabeus, who inherited the offices of high priest and ethnarch when his father and two brothers were murdered by a pretender. He ruled for thirty years (135/34-104 b.c.), during which time he consolidated
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HYRCANUS
HYRCANUS<her-ka’-nus> ([ Ὑρκανός, Hurkanos]): “Son of Tobias, a man of great dignity,” who had a large sum of money deposited in the Temple of Jerusalem when Heliodorus was sent to confiscate it in 187 BC (2 Macc 3:11 ff). Opinions differ as to the identity of this Hyrcanus. with the grandson
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Hyrcanus
Hyrcanus hihr-kay’nuhs (Ὑρκανός). Son (or descendant) of Tobias (2 Macc. 3:11; according to Josephus [see Ant. 12.4.2 §160; 12.4.6 §186], Hyrcanus was the son of Joseph and the grandson of Tobias). Hyrcanus was a prominent Jewish man who had deposited a large sum of money in the temple. Heliodorus,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Hyrcanus
HYRCANUS, hẽr-kā’nus (Ὑρκανός, Hurkanós): “Son of Tobias, a man of great dignity,” who had a large sum of money deposited in the Temple of Jerus when Heliodorus was sent to confiscate it in 187 BC (2 Macc 3:11 ff). Opinions differ as to the identity of this H. with the grandson of Tobias whose birth
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Hyrcanus
Hyrcanus [her--nus] (Ὑρκανός, “The Hyrcanian”; many Jews had gone to Hyrcania, a Persian province, after the Babylonian exile) (1) John Hyrcanus, son of Simon Maccabaeus; Hasmonean king of Judah 135–104 bce (1 Macc. 13:53) (2) the son of Tobias; tried to protect his money deposited in the temple