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Seleucus III Soter
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Son of Seleucus II and Laodice II; successor of Seleucus II to the Seleucid throne (225–223 bc). Seleucus III tried to recover territory his father had lost in Asia Minor during the Third Syrian War, but he was killed by conspirators during the campaign. His brother and the younger son of Seleucus II, Antiochus III (Antiochus the Great), succeeded him (see Dan 11:10).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Seleucus III
Seleucus III Ceraunus (ca. 243–223 bc). Son of Seleucus II and Laodice II; successor of Seleucus II to the Seleucid throne (225–223 bc). Seleucus III tried to recover territory his father had lost in Asia Minor during the Third Syrian War, but he was killed by conspirators during the campaign. His brother
Seleucus IV
Seleucus IV Philopator (ca. 218–175 bc). Son of Antiochus III the Great and Laodice III; co-regent and successor of Antiochus the Great to the Seleucid throne (187–175 bc). Seleucus IV inherited a massive Roman debt from his father. In order to pay it, he aggressively pursued funds from the Jews’ temple
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Seleucus (Person)
SELEUCUS (PERSON). Name of the founder of the line of Greek-speaking kings of Syria and adjacent areas after the death of Alexander the Great. Hence the line, which lasted more or less continuously from ca. 321 b.c. to 64 b.c., is known as the Seleucid dynasty, the rulers as the Seleucidae. It is of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Seleucus
3. Seleucus III Soter (Savior) (226–23 b.c.), the son of Seleucus II. He was murdered in 223 during an invasion of Asia Minor to put down Attalus, and was succeeded by his brother, Antiochus III the Great. The sons of Seleucus II are mentioned in Dnl. 11:10.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Seleucus
Seleucus (Gk. Seleúkos)1. Seleucus I Nicator ([321]312–281 b.c.e.); one of the Diadochi (“Successors”) who divided up Alexander’s empire after his death. A childhood companion of Alexander, he had served Alexander well as chief of his elite body guard. Seleucus I was satrap of Babylon at the time or
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volumes I–III
SELEUCUS III.
SELEUCUS III. (Σέλευκος), surnamed Ceraunus, king of Syria, was the eldest son and successor of Seleucus II. His real name was Alexander, but on his father’s death he assumed that of Seleucus; the surname of Ceraunus was given him by the soldiery, apparently in derision, as he appears to have been feebel
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Seleucus III Soter Ceraunus (226�224 BCE) (S?t?�?, �Savior�; ?e?a???�?, �Thunderbolt�)
Seleucus III Soter Ceraunus (226–224 bce) (Σωτήρ, “Savior”; Κεραυνός, “Thunderbolt”)Seleucus III Soter Ceraunus succeeded his father Callinicus in 226 bce and reigned for only two years. He was the brother of his own successor, Antiochus III the Great.Seleucus III invaded Asia Minor to drive back
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
SELEUCUS
SELEUCUS si-loo´kuhs [Σελεύκος Seleukos]. Six kings of the Seleucid dynasty (see SELEUCID EMPIRE) had the name Seleucus, including the founder of the Seleucid dynasty. Of these, four can be considered significant. 1. Seleucus I Nicator (312–281 bce) was one of the Diadochi (“Successors”) who divided