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Seleucus IV Philopater
Father of Demetrius I Soter.
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
4. Seleucus IV Philopator (Father-loving) (187–175 b.c.) the son of Antiochus III. After the battle of Magnesia in 190, the Seleucid kings were forced by the Romans to pay heavy tribute. Antiochus III was probably trying to obtain funds for this payment when he was killed in 187 while plundering a temple
Seleucus sīe-loo̅ʹkəs [Gk. Seleukos]. The name of four Seleucid kings (Seleucidae) who play a role in the biblical record. For a list of all the Seleucid kings from 312 b.c. to 129 b.c., see Antiochus 2.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
SELEUCUS. One of Alexander’s lesser generals, who took control of the far E satrapies after his death and became a leading advocate of partition. After the battle of Ipsus in 301 bc he founded the port of *Seleucia (in Pieria) (Acts 13:4) to serve his new W capital of Antioch, and the Seleucid domains
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Sele-u´cus, the name of five kings of the Greek dominion of Syria, who are hence called Seleucidoe. Only one—the fourth—is mentioned in the Apocrypha.
Sele-ucus IV
Sele-u´cus IV. (Philopator), son of Antiochus the Great, whom he succeeded b.c. 187, “king of Asia,” 2 Macc. 3:3, that is, of the provinces included in the Syrian monarchy, according to the title claimed by the Seleucidæ, even when they had lost their footing in Asia Minor. He took part in the disastrous
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
SELEUCUS [sih LOO kuhs] — the name of six different kings who ruled ancient Syria during the period between the close of the Old Testament and the beginning of the New Testament.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SELEUCUS<se-lu’-kus> ([Σέλευκος, Seleukos]):1. Seleucus I (Nicator, “The Conqueror”), the founder of the Seleucids or House of Seleucus, was an officer in the grand and thoroughly equipped army, which was perhaps the most important part of the inheritance that came to Alexander the Great from his
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volumes I–III
SELEUCUS (Σέλευκος), historical. 1. A king of Bosporus, of whom we know only that he ascended the throne in b. c. 433, on the death of Spartacus I., and reigned four years. (Diod. xii. 36.)2. A Macedonian, father of Ptolemy, the Somatophylax of Alexander the Great, who was killed at the battle of Issus.
SELEUCUS (Σέλευκος)
SELEUCUS (Σέλευκος), literary. 1. A poet, the son of the historian Mnesiptolemus, who flourished under Antiochus the Great. A paederastic scolion of his is preserved by Athenaeus (who calls him τὸν τῶν ἱλαρῶν ᾀσμάτων ποίητην), and also in the Greek Anthology. (Athen. xv. p. 697, d.; Brunck,
SELEUCUS IV. (Σέλευκος), king of Syria, surnamed Philopator, was the son and successor of Antiochus the Great. The date of his birth is not mentioned; but he must have already attained to manhood in b. c. 196, when he was left by his father in command of his forces at Lysimachia, in the Chersonese,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Seleucus si-loo’kuhs (Σέλευκος). The name of six kings of Syria, four of whom are of special significance.(1) Seleucus I, Nicator (i.e., “Conqueror,” c. 358–280 B.C.). The son of a Macedonian noble, he was a close associate of Alexander the Great in his eastern campaigns. He became the ruler of Syria
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
SELEUCUS, sē̇-lu’kus (Σέλευκος, Séleukos):(1) Seleucus I (Nicator, “The Conqueror”), the founder of the Seleucidae or House of Seleucus, was an officer in the grand and thoroughly equipped army, which was perhaps the most important part of the inheritance that came to Alexander the Great from his
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Seleucus [se-loo-kus] (Σέλευκος, “Bright Moonlight” [?]): Seleucus IV Philopator, Syrian emperor 187–175 bce; attempted unsuccessfully to rob the temple in Jerusalem (2 Macc. 3:7)
Seleucus IV Philopator (187�175 BCE) (F???pa�t??, �Father-Loving�)
Seleucus IV Philopator (187–175 bce) (Φιλοπάτωρ, “Father-loving”)Seleucus IV Philopater was the son of Antiochus the Great, the nephew of Seleucus III Soter Ceraunus, and the brother of the infamous Antiochus IV Epiphanes. He succeeded his father in 187 bce.Philopator was in desperate need of money,
Seleucus V Philometor (125 BCE) (F???�?�t??, �Mother-Loving�)
Seleucus V Philometor (125 bce) (Φιλομήτωρ, “Mother-loving”)The reign of Seleucus V Philometor, whose cognomen means “Mother-loving,” was cut off in his first year on the throne when his formidable mother murdered him in order to place his younger brother Antiochus (who was also cognominated Philometor)
See also
Demetrius Son
Demetrius Grandson
Antiochus Grandson