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Pompey
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A Roman general and statesman responsible for a large expansion of Roman territory in the first century bc. Accepted the surrender of the Jewish homeland to Roman control in 63 bc, thus bringing an end to the Hasmonean dynasty.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Pompey
Pompey (Πομπήϊος, Pompēios). A Roman general and statesman responsible for a large expansion of Roman territory in the first century bc. Accepted the surrender of the Jewish homeland to Roman control in 63 bc, thus bringing an end to the Hasmonean dynasty.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Pompey (Person)
POMPEY (PERSON). Gnaeus Pompeius, later surnamed Magnus, or “Pompey the Great,” is mentioned mainly in Plutarch’s Life of Pompey, though he is frequently mentioned in other ancient sources, especially the contemporary speeches and letters of Cicero, and the relevant books of Appian’s Civil Wars and Cassius
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Pompey
POMPEYIn the history of the Jews, Pompey is most significant as the Roman general who brought to an end the waning power of the Hasmonean dynasty and the first Gentile to penetrate into the holy of holies of the Jewish temple since its purification after the Maccabean revolt.1. Career2. Interaction
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Pompey the Great
Pompey the Great(106 bc–48 bc). In the stormy times that marked the close of the Roman republic, Gnaeus Pompeius was one of Rome’s celebrated leaders. Born in the same year as the orator Cicero, he was four years older than Julius Caesar.Pompey the Great was born in Rome on Sept. 29, 106 bc. His father,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Pompey
Pompey pom’pee. A Roman general who intervened in Judea in 63 b.c., effectively ending the period of independence under Hasmonean rule. Born Gnaeus Pompeius in 106 b.c., he served as a young man under the dictator Sulla, at which time he took on the cognomen Magnus in imitation of Alexander the Great.
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Pompey the Great
Pompey the Great [pom-pee] (Latin Pompeius Magnus): Roman general and consul who conquered Syria and Palestine; not mentioned by name in the Bible, but critical in the development of Judea as it was in Jesus’ time
Pompey the Great
Pompey the GreatGnaeus Pompeius Magnus, Pompey the Great, was the son of the great Roman general and politician Gnaeus Pompeius Strabo. Pompey is not mentioned by name in the Bible or Apocrypha, but he is critical to Judean history because it was he who annexed Judea into the Roman province of Syria
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
POMPEY
POMPEY pom´pee. Gnaeus Pompeius (106–48 bce) was an important Roman general during the civil wars at the end of the Republic. From the biblical perspective, his most important military campaign extended Roman control through Asia Minor, Syria, and Palestine (66–62 bce). During this campaign, the Hasmoneans