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Lacedaemonians
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The inhabitants of Lacedaemon, more commonly called Sparta. In the intertestamental period, the Jews formed alliances and claimed common ancestry with them going back to Abraham.They are called “Spartans” (Σπαρτιάται, Spartiatai) in 1 Macc 12:2, 5, 6, 20, 21; 14:20, 23; 15:23, and “Lacedaemonians” in 2 Macc 5:9. The alliance was formed between Areus, king of the Lacedaemonians, and Onias the high priest, who was in office 320–290 bc (Antiquities 12.225–28). The alliance was renewed ca. 146 bc by Jonathan (1 Macc 12:1–23; Antiquities 13.163–70), and again shortly thereafter by Simon (1 Macc 14:16–23).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Lacedaemonians
Lacedaemonians (Λακεδαιμόνιοι, Lakedaimonioi). The inhabitants of Lacedaemon, more commonly called Sparta. In the intertestamental period, the Jews formed alliances and claimed common ancestry with them going back to Abraham.They are called “Spartans” (Σπαρτιάται, Spartiatai) in 1 Macc 12:2, 5, 6,
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Lacedaemonians
LACEDAEMONIANS. The Lacedaemonians were inhabitants of the Greek Pelopponese. Lacedaemonia, later called Sparta, was originally the name of a city-state settled during the Dorian invasion (ca. 1000 b.c.e.). Sparta supplanted Lacedaemonia as the capital of the SE Pelopponese and the region was then known
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Lacedaemonians
Lacedaemonians (Gk. Lakedaimonioi)Inhabitants of Lacedaemon (later called Sparta), the capital of Laconia, among whom the high priest Jason sought refuge (2 Macc. 5:9).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lacedaemonians
Lacedaemonians [lăsˊ dĭ mōˊnī ənz] (Gk. Lakedaimonioi).† Inhabitants of Lacedaemon, the capital of Laconia, among whom the high priest Jason sought refuge (2 Macc. 5:9). See Sparta.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Lacedæmonians
Lacedæmo´nians, in Greece the inhabitants of Sparta or Lacedæmon, with whom the Jews claimed kindred. 1 Macc. 12:2, 5, 6, 20, 21; 14:20, 23; 15:23; 2 Macc. 5:9.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LACEDAEMONIANS
LACEDAEMONIANS<las-e-de-mo’-ni-anz> ([Σπαρτια̂ται, Spartidtai]; once only [Λακεδαιμόνιοι, Lakedaimonioi], 2 Macc 5:9): The inhabitants of Sparta or Lacedaemon with whom the Jews claimed some kinship and formed alliances (1 Macc 12:2, 5, 6, 20, 21; 14:20, 23; 15:23; 2 Macc 5:9).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Lacedaemonian
Lacedaemonian las’uh-di-moh’nee-uhnz (Λακεδαιμόνιος). KJV Lacedemonian. An inhabitant of Lacedaemon, more commonly called Sparta, in southern Greece. The term occurs once in the Apocrypha (2 Macc. 5:9; in the KJV, however, this English term is used regularly for Gk. Spartiatai, “Spartans,” 1 Macc. 12:2
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Lacedaemonians
LACEDAEMONIANS, las-ē̇-dē̇-mōʹni-anz (Σπαρτιᾶται, Spartiátai; once only Λακεδαιμόνιοι, Lakedaimónioi, 2 Macc 5:9): The inhabitants of Sparta or Lacedaemon with whom the Jews claimed some kinship and formed alliances (1 Macc 12:2, 5, 6, 20, 21; 14:20, 23; 15:23; 2 Macc 5:9). The alliance mentioned
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
LACEDAEMONIANS
LACEDAEMONIANS las´uh-di-moh´nee-uhn [Λακεδαιμόνιοι Lakedaimonioi]. Lacedaemonia is another name for SPARTA in southern Greece. During the 2nd cent. bce there is evidence of a friendly relationship between Jews and the Spartans. JONATHAN wrote a letter renewing that friendship (1 Macc 12:5–23; Josephus,