Lysias (nobleman)
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lysias (nobleman)
1. A Seleucid nobleman whom Antiochus IV Epiphanes appointed regent of Syria and guardian of his son while he attacked Persia (the Parthians) in 166–165 b.c. (1 Macc. 3:32f.; cf. 2 Macc. 10:10f.; Josephus Ant. xii.7.2 [295–97]). His charge from Antiochus included waging a punitive war against Judas Maccabeus
Catholic Bible Dictionary
LYSIAS A Syrian nobleman and member of the royal family who served as temporary regent under Antiochus IV Epiphanes over a territory extending from the Euphrates to the Egyptian border at the time that Antiochus invaded Persia (1 Macc 3:32–34). He was also appointed guardian to Antiochus V Eupator and
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Lysias [lis-i-us] (Λυσίας, possibly “Released One”) (1) Antiochus IV Epiphanes’ chief officer, and his regent while he was fighting the Parthians; strong opponent of Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc. 3:31) (2) Claudius Lysias, commander of the Jerusalem cohort at the time of Paul’s arrest (Acts 23:26)
Lysias the Seleucid Commander
Lysias the Seleucid CommanderTwo centuries before Christ, the whole Middle East was controlled by the Seleucids, the Greek descendants of one of Alexander the Great’s generals. The Jewish rebellion under Judas Maccabeus was flourishing, and the treasury of the emperor Antiochus IV Epiphanes was getting
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
LYSIAS lis´ee-uhs [Λυσίας Lysias]. A companion of ANTIOCHUS IV who was made vice-regent and guardian of the king’s young son Antiochus V before Antiochus IV marched east in 166 bce. When Judas Maccabeus defeated several of the local Seleucid commanders, Lysias himself had to intervene. Letters in 2