John Hyrcanus I
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
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
John (Apocrypha)
4. John Hyrcanus, son of Simon and nephew of Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc. 13:53; 16:1). See Hasmoneans; Maccabees.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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).
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).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
JOHN. In its Heb. form yôḥānān, this name was once common among the Jews (see Johanan). At least four men named John are mentioned in I and II Maccabees. The following appear in the NT:1. John the father of Simon Peter (Jn 1:42; 21:15–17, RSV, NASB). Jesus called Peter, Simon Bar-jona (Mt 16:17),
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
John (Gk. Iōánnēs)1. The father of Matthias and grandfather of Judas Maccabeus; son of the priest Simeon (1 Macc. 2:1).2. The oldest son of Matthias, surnamed Gaddi (2 Macc. 2:2). Sent to the Nabateans by his brother Jonathan to store the Maccabeans’ belongings, he was ambushed and killed by “the
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JOHN (1)
JOHN (1)<jon> ([ Ἰωάννης, Ioannes]): The name of several persons mentioned in the Apocrypha:1. Father of Mattathias, grandfather of Judas Maccabeus and his brothers (1 Macc 2:1).2. Eldest son of Mattathias, surnamed GADDIS (which see).3. Father of Eupolemus, one of the envoys sent to Rome
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
John (1)
JOHN, jon (Ἰωάννης, Iōánnēs): The name of several persons mentioned in the Apoc:(1) Father of Mattathias, grandfather of Judas Maccabaeus and his brothers (1 Macc 2:1).(2) Eldest son of Mattathias, surnamed Gaddis (q.v.).(3) Father of Eupolemus, one of the envoys sent to Rome by Judas Maccabaeus
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
John Hyrcanus I (135–105 BCE)
John Hyrcanus I (135–105 bce)John Hyrcanus got off to a bad start as king of Judea. The growing strength of Antiochus VII Sidetes of Syria, coupled with the shakiness of Judea after the assassination of all but one member of the royal family, put Hyrcanus at a distinct disadvantage. Antiochus attacked
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
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
1. John Hyrcanus (135–104 BCE)
1. John Hyrcanus (135–104 bce)After his father’s death, Hyrcanus acceded to the office of high priest and immediately turned the attack on the renegade Jewish commander Ptolemy but besieged him without success; Ptolemy murdered Hyrcanus’ mother and brothers before escaping. Soon afterward, Hyrcanus
HYRCANUS hihr-kay´nuhs [Ὑρκανος Hyrkanos]. 1. A prominent, wealthy person identified as the son of Tobias (2 Macc 3:11). When Seleucus IV Philopator sent Heliodorus to extract wealth from the Temple in Jerusalem, the high priest informed Heliodorus that Hyrcanus had deposited a sum of money there.2.
JOHN jon [Ἰωάννης Iōannēs]. A form of the Hebrew name yokhanan (יוֹחָנָן) meaning “Yahweh is gracious,” fairly common among Jews in the Hellenistic period. 1. The father of Mattathias and grandfather of Judas “Maccabeus” (1 Macc 2:1; see HASMONEANS). The text of 1 Maccabees identifies him as a priest
See also
Simon Father
Judas Brother
Mattathias Brother
Judas Uncle
Jonathan Uncle
Mattathias Grandfather
Eleazar Uncle
John Uncle
Wife of Mattathias Grandmother