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Prominent leader during the Hasmonean Dynasty. Reigned from 142/3–134 bc. Accomplished Jewish independence from the Seleucids.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
SIMON MACCABEUS The second son of Mattathias was successor to his brother Jonathan. In 142 bc Simon (d. 135 bc) negotiated a treaty with Syria by supporting Demetrius II against the plunderer Trypho. Under this treaty, Judea was recognized as politically independent. The Syrians were finally driven from
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Simon (si´muhn).1 Simon Maccabeus, the son of Mattathias Hashmon and ruler of Judea 142–134 bce. Following in the tradition of his brothers Judas Maccabeus and Jonathan, he led the Jewish forces against the Seleucids and won independence for Judea, establishing the Hasmonean dynasty, which would endure
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Simeon (Heb. šimʿôn)1. The second son of Jacob (Gen. 35:23); the eponymous ancestor of the tribe whose territory was within the southern limits of Judah (Josh. 19:1–9). Simeon and his brother Levi exacted treacherous and violent revenge for the rape of their sister Dinah by a local prince called Shechem
Simon (Gk. Sɩ́mon; Heb. šimʿôn)1. Simon, surnamed the Just (Gk. dikaios, also meaning “righteous”), who according to Josephus (Ant. 12.43) succeeded his father Onias in the high priesthood. This places him within the period of Ptolemy I’s rule over Judea (301–282 b.c.e.). A scholion to Megillat Taʿanit
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Machabeus (Simon).—Brother of Jonathas Machabeus, died in 135 b.c. Acknowledged high-priest by Demetrius Nicator, he made an alliance with the Romans; expelled the Syrians from Jerusalem; procured the independence of Judea, after the victory over Antiochus VII., surnamed Sidetes by his sons, Judas and
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Simon Maccabeus (141–135 BCE)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
SIMEON, SIMEONITES sim´ee-uhn, sim´ee-uh-nit [שִׁמְעוֹן shimʿon, בְּנֵי שִׁמְעוֹן bene shimʿon; Συμεών Symeōn]. Simeon is a personal name of uncertain etymology that occurs in both the OT and NT. The most common explanation of the name is based on Gen 29:33, which derives the name from the Hebrew word