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Lysimashus (brother of Menelaus)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Brother of Menelaus and Simon the temple administrator. The three brothers were leaders of the hellenizing party in Jerusalem. When Menelaus was summoned to Antioch, he left Lysimachus as temple deputy (2 Macc 4:29). Over time Lysimachus robbed the temple treasury, but the people killed him for this act (2 Macc 4:39–42). Menelaus was charged for his brother’s actions, but eventually he was acquitted of the charges (2 Macc 4:43–50).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Lysimachus the Benjaminite
Lysimachus the Benjaminite (Λυσίμαχος, Lysimachos). Brother of Menelaus and Simon the temple administrator. The three brothers were leaders of the hellenizing party in Jerusalem. When Menelaus was summoned to Antioch, he left Lysimachus as temple deputy (2 Macc 4:29). Over time Lysimachus robbed the
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Lysimachus (Person)
LYSIMACHUS (PERSON) [Gk Lysimachos (Λυσιμαχος)]. 1. Lysimachus is reported to have composed the additions to the book of Esther (Add Esth 11:1), where he is identified as the son of Ptolemy and a Jerusalemite.2. According to 2 Macc 4:39–42, Lysimachus appropriated sacred vessels from the temple after
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lysimashus (brother of Menelaus)
2. Brother of the unscrupulous Menelaus who outbid Jason for the high priesthood during the reign of Antiochus IV Epiphanes (175–163 b.c.). When forced to appear before the king for failing to continue payments for his office, Menelaus appointed Lysimachus as his deputy in the high priesthood (2 Macc.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Lysimachus
LYSIMACHUS1. According to the Additions to Esther, the son of Ptolemy of Jerusalem and translator of the book of Esther into Greek.2. Menelaus appointed his brother Lysimachus to function as his deputy in the high priesthood. He himself had supplanted Jason as high priest. An evil man, Menelaus consented
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Lysimachus
Lysimachus (Gk. Lysɩ́machos)1. One of the generals of Alexander the Great (the Diadochi: Ptolemy Lagus, Cassander, Lysimachus, and Antigonus Monophthalmus). He gained control of Phrygia and the Hellespont after the death of Alexander (cf. Josephus Ant. 12.1.1). The generals are symbolized by wings,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Lysimachus
LYSIMACHUS The name of two men in late Old Testament times.1. The translator of the “Letter of Purim” in Esther (Esth 11:1); he is described as the son of Ptolemy and a resident of Jerusalem.2. The brother of the high priest Menelaus (2 Macc 4:29) who was established by Menelaus in the post of deputy
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Lysimachus
Lysim´achus, “a son of Ptolemæus of Jerusalem,” the Greek translator of the book of Esther. Comp. Esther 9:20.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LYSIMACHUS
LYSIMACHUS<li-sim’-a-kus> ([Λυσίμαχος, Lusimachos):1. The son of Ptolemy, of Jerusalem, is named (Additions to Esther 11:1) as the interpreter (translator of the Rest of Esther into Greek). See ESTHER, THE REST OF.2. Brother of Menelaus, a Greek name said by Josephus (Ant., XII, v, 1) to have
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volumes I–III
LYSIMACHUS
LYSI′MACHUS (Λυσίμαχος). 1. An Athenian, father of Aristeides the Just. (Herod. viii. 79; Thuc. i. 91; Plut. Arist. init.)2. Son of Aristeides, and grandson of the preceding, is spoken of as a man himself of an insignificant character, but who received a grant of lands and money, as well as an allowance
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Lysimachus
Lysimachus li-sim’uh-kuhs (Λυσίμαχος). (1) One of the Diadochi (Successors) of Alexander the Great. He was granted the province of Thracia in 323 B.C. After Seleucus I defeated Antigonus in 302, Lysimachus received the northern parts of Asia Minor, which made him extraordinarily wealthy. Some years
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Lysimachus
LYSIMACHUS, lī-simʹa-kus (Λυσίμαχος, Lusímachos):(1) The son of Ptolemy, of Jerus, is named (Ad Est 11:1) as the interpreter (translator of the Rest of Esther into Gr). See Esther, The Rest of.(2) Brother of Menelaus, a Gr name said by Jos (Ant, XII, v, 1) to have been assumed by Onias, the high
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