Seleucid Empire
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Seleucid Empire
Seleucid Empire The Hellenistic empire founded by Seleucus I Nicator that extended at its peak from Central Anatolia to India. Important in biblical and deuterocanonical literature as the empire against whom the Maccabees revolted.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Seleucid Empire
Seleucid EmpireOne of the largest empires formed from the division of territory conquered by Alexander the Great. The history of the Seleucid Empire is characterized by two main considerations: (1) it was enormously diverse and decentralized, which made it much harder to govern than the Ptolemaic Empire;
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Seleucid Empire
SELEUCID [sə lōōˊsĭd] EMPIRE. † With Ptolemaic Egypt, one of the largest empires formed from the division of territory conquered by Alexander the Great (the “Partition of Babylon,” 323 B.C.). With its capital at Antioch in Syria, the Seleucid Empire encompassed Mesopotamia, lands east of Mesopotamia,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Seleucid si-loo’sid. An adjective derived from the name Seleucus. As a noun, Seleucid refers to a member of the dynasty founded by Seleucus I. On the Seleucid empire, see also Antiochus; Israel, history of XIII-XIV; Maccabee.
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Seleucids, The
Seleucids, TheThe Seleucid Empire spanned the three transitional centuries between Old and New Testament times in the Middle East. It was a major heir to the empire of Alexander the Great, and being based in Syria it bridged the Hellenic (Greek) and Middle Eastern cultures, in effect Hellenizing the
The Seleucid Emperors
The Seleucid Emperors
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
SELEUCID EMPIRE si-loo´sid. After the death of Alexander the Great in 323 bce his generals (known as the Diadochi or “Successors”) fought for control of his empire for the next forty years. One of the players was the commander of Alexander’s elite guard named Seleucus (see SELEUCUS). Within a couple