Lysimashus (son of Ptolemy)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Lysimachus, Son of Ptolemy
Lysimachus, Son of Ptolemy (Λυσίμαχος, Lysimachos). Lysimachus, son of Ptolemy, is a resident of Jerusalem who reportedly composed the additions to the book of Esther and translated the entire book of Esther into Greek (Additions to Esther 11:1). For further information, see this article: Esther, Additions
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
Ptolemy (Person)
PTOLEMY (PERSON) [Gk Ptolemaios (Πτολεμαιος)]. A name of Macedonian origin (Gk ptolemaios “warlike”) borne by the founder and, as a dynastic name, by all subsequent rulers of the line of Greek-speaking kings who ruled Egypt after the death of Alexander the Great (323 b.c.) until the country’s annexation
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lysimashus (son of Ptolemy)
1. Son of Ptolemy; a Jerusalem Jew who is said by Ad. Est. 11:1 to have translated the book of Esther into Greek.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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,
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Lysimachus [lī-sim-uh-kus] (Λυσίμαχος, possibly “Separated in Battle”) (1) son of Ptolemy (4), a resident of Jerusalem, who translated a portion of the Apocryphal addition to the book of Esther (Apoc. Esth. 11:1) (2) corrupt brother of the tyrant Menelaus who replaced Jason as high priest (2 Macc.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
LYSIMACHUS li-sim´uh-kuhs [Λυσίμαχος Lysimachos]. 1. The son of Ptolemy and a Jerusalemite who, according to the Additions to Esther, translated the book into Greek (Add Esth 11:1).2. After displacing JASON as high priest, Menelaus declared his brother Lysimachus a deputy in the high priesthood (2