Jason (son of Eleazar)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jason the Ambassador
Jason the Ambassador (Ἰάσων, Iasōn). One of the two ambassadors (the other being Eupolemus) whom Judas Maccabeus sent to Rome to establish an alliance with the Romans (1 Macc 8:17–22).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
1. Son of Eleazar, sent (161 b.c.) by Judas Maccabeus with other deputies to Rome “to establish friendship and alliance” (1 Macc. 8:17; Josephus Ant. xii.10.6 [417]), and perhaps to be identified with 2.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jason (Gk. Iásōn)1. Son of a certain Eleazar whom Judas Maccabeus sent with Eupolemus in 161 b.c.e. to seek a treaty with Rome (1 Macc. 8:17).2. The father of Antipater, sent by Jonathan as an ambassador to Rome in 144 b.c.e. (1 Macc. 12:16).3. A Cyrenian historian who composed a five-volume work
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Jason (1)
JASON, jā′sun (Ἰάσων, Iásōn): A common name among the Hellenizing Jews who used it for Jesus or Joshua, probably connecting it with the Gr vb. iásthai(“to heal”).(1) Son of Eleazar, sent (161 BC) by Judas Maccabaeus with other deputies to Rome “to make a league of amity and confederacy” (1 Macc
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Jason [-sun] (Ἰάσων, Greek substitute for Joshua, יהושע, “Yahweh Is Salvation”) (1) son of Eleazar (10); a delegate sent to Rome by Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc. 8:17) (2) the corrupt high priest 174–171 bce; the brother of Onias III (2 Macc. 4:7) (3) Jason of Cyrene, the author of 2 Maccabees (2 Macc.
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