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  Alexander Balas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Along with his sister Laodice, the youngster Alexander was "discovered" by Heracleides, a former minister of Antiochus IV and brother of Timarchus, a usurper in Media who had been executed by the reigning king Demetrius I Soter.
Alexander's claims were recognized by the Roman senate, Ptolemy Philometor of Egypt and others.
Ptolemy Philometor, who was Alexander's father-in-law, went over to his side, and Alexander was defeated in a pitched battle near Antioch in Syria.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alexander_Balas   (279 words)

  
 ALEXANDER (SON OF NUMENIUS) - LoveToKnow Article on ALEXANDER (SON OF NUMENIUS)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
ALEXANDER, JOSEPH ADDISON (1800-1860), American biblical scholar, the third son of Archibald Alexander, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the 24th of April 1809.
ALEXANDER, WILLIAM LINDSAY (1808-1884), Scottish divine, was born at Leith on the 24th of August 1808.
Alexander took an active part in the " voluntary " controversy which ended in the Disruption, but he also maintained broad and catholic views of the spiritual relations between different sections of the Christian church.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AL/ALEXANDER_SON_OF_NUMENIUS_.htm   (942 words)

  
 Alexander, the Great - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Alexander, of Macedon, commonly called "the Great" (born 356 BC), was the son of Philip, king of Macedon, and of Olympias, daughter of Neoptolemos, an Epeirote king.
Alexander is not to be estimated merely as a military conqueror.
It was through the conquests of Alexander that Greek became the language of literature and commerce from the shores of the Mediterranean to the banks of the Tigris.
www.studylight.org /enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T381   (1856 words)

  
 Alexander (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Alexander I of Epirus king of Epirus about 342 B.C. Alexander II of Epirus king of Epirus 272 B.C. Alexander of Pherae despot of Pherae between 369 and 358 BC
Alexander I of Russia, (1777-1825), emperor of Russia
Alexander Balas, ruler of the Seleucid kingdom of Syria between 150 and 146 BC
www.leessummit.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Alexander   (595 words)

  
 Alexander Balas (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia) :: Bible Tools
Alexander ba'-las (Alexandros ho Balas legomenos): He contended against Demetrius I of Syria for the throne and succeeded in obtaining it.
The country was thrown into civil war and Demetrius was defeated by Alexander II took up the cause of his father and in 147 BC, Alexander fled from his kingdom and was soon after assassinated.
Alexander, not to be outdone, appointed Jonathan high priest, and as a token of his new office sent him a purple robe and a diadem (Ant., XIII, ii, 2).
bibletools.org /index.cfm/fuseaction/Def.show/RTD/ISBE/ID/380   (319 words)

  
 Hist3
In 148/47 or 147/46 BCE, Alexander Balas was ousted by Demetrius II, the son of Demetrius I; Jonathan then laid siege to the Akra in Jerusalem, still occupied by Syrian troops, and some of his own countrymen—his opponents—drew this to the attention of Demetrius II.
Alexander Balas, claiming to be the son of Antiochus V, lands in Ptolemais and claims the throne for himself.
Jonathan is honored by Alexander at his wedding celebration in Ptolemais: he is enrolled as one of the First Friends of the King and given the position of general (strategos) and governor (meridarche) of the province (Judea), in addition to being High Priest.
www.abu.nb.ca /Courses/NTIntro/InTest/Hist3.htm   (2720 words)

  
 Demetrius (1) (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia) :: Bible Tools
Alexander's bait proved more alluring, since the Jews "gave no credence" to the words of Demetrius, and with the aid of the Maccabees, he vied with Demetrius for the space of two years for the complete sovereignty of Syria.
Ptolemy Philometor, whose daughter was the wife of Alexander Balas, now entered into the struggle, and taking Cleopatra, his daughter, from Alexander, he gave her to Demetrius (1 Macc 11:12).
In the meantime, Tryphon, one of Balas' generals, set up the son of Alexander, Antiochus, as a claimant to the throne, and secured the assistance of the discarded army of Demetrius.
bibletools.org /index.cfm/fuseaction/Def.show/RTD/ISBE/ID/2635   (1492 words)

  
 Christian History Handbook: Ancient: Appendix III-B   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Alexander the great had founded the city in 331 as a commercial port, and Ptolemy, Alexander's general who established himself as king of Egypt (305-283) made Alexandria his capital.
About 152 BC Alexander Balas, an alleged son of Antiochus IV, declared his claim to the Seleucid throne and launched a campaign to overthrow Demetrius I. Demetrius and Balas both bid for Jewish support, much to the benefit of the Jews.
Balas' counter-offer to Jonathan was accepted as Jonathan took the vestments of the High Priest's office probably in late 152 BC.
www.sbuniv.edu /~hgallatin/ht3463b03.html   (10327 words)

  
 JewishEncyclopedia.com - DEMETRIUS II. NICATOR:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In the decisive battle at Antiochia on the Ainoparus (146), Alexander Balas was defeated by Demetrius and his own father-in-law, Ptolemy Philometor, who had become reconciled with Demetrius.
Balas was killed during his flight, and Ptolemy Philometor died of a wound received in the battle.
Under these circumstances, the uprising which was kindled by Diodotus on behalf of the young son of Alexander Balas, Antiochus VI.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=241&letter=D   (533 words)

  
 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 454 (v. 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
remarkable beauty, Alexander was passionately fond of him, and is said to have kissed him pub­licly in the theatre on one occasion.
The son of Nicanor, one of Alexander's body-guard, was ap­pointed satrap of Cilicia after the battle of Issus, B.c.1 333.
The son of Amyntas, obtained the command of the allies in Alexander's army, when Antigonus was appointed satrap of Phrygia, b.
ancientlibrary.com /smith-bio/0463.html   (1034 words)

  
 The Greek Period
Alexander did not pursue him because his primary objective was to drive the Persians out of the area.
Alexander’s phalanx was used to withstand and assault the elephants, and Porus was defeated.
Alexander did have a son, born after his death, and Roxanne hoped that he would be crowned king.
www.christianleadershipcenter.org /bibarch14.htm   (6063 words)

  
 B414 -- The History of the Levant from Alexander the Great to Herod the Great
Alexander the Great was ruler of Macedonia and later ruler of Greece and the entire civilized world (from the Tiber to the Tigris -- as one writer has said).
Alexander's conquest of Palestine was not a violent even t, however; it simply came to his hands with the rest of the Persian empire.
Thus, in the period from Alexander to Herod the seeds were planted in Palestine that would issue forth in the movements and ideas that determined the course and shape of Christianity for centuries to follow.
www.theology.edu /b414.htm   (1179 words)

  
 Alexander   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The name's popularity was spread by the military conquests of King Alexander III of Macedon, known as Alexander the Great (a hero claimed nowadays by Greeks and Albanians, as well as Slav Macedonians).
Alexander I of Epirus king of Epirus about 342 B.C. Alexander II of Epirus king of Epirus 272 B.C. Alexander of Pherae despot of Pherae between 369 and 358 BC Alexander I of Macedon, king of Macedon
Alexander Balas, ruler of the Seleucid kingdom of Syria between 150 and 146 BC Alexander Polyhistor, Greek grammarian
www.yotor.com /wiki/en/al/Alexander.htm   (464 words)

  
 Table of Contents
He was awarded the Judean high-priesthood by Alexander Balas [152 BCE] and later rewarded with full control of Judean territory after he defeated Demetrius II [147 BCE].
After her death [67 BCE] he was deposed by his younger brother, Aristobulus, but with the support of Antipater he was restored to the high-priesthood after Roman forces wrested control of Jerusalem from his brother's aristocratic supporters [63 BCE].
The impetuous younger son of Alexander Jannai and Salome Alexandra rebelled against his mother, defeated his older brother Hyrcanus at Jericho and proclaimed himself high priest and king.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/History/temp.html   (1617 words)

  
 Demetrius I Soter
An usurper, Alexander Balas, claiming to be the son of Antiochus IV, had begun an attempt for the throne and had gained Rome’s support.
Alexander and Demetrius both curried favor with Jonathan, King of Judaea, as it would be his army which would carry the day.
Jonathan went with Alexander [and Rome] and Demetrius I was defeated on the battlefield in 150
www.ancientroute.com /people/Demetrius1.htm   (174 words)

  
 ALEXANDER BALAS - LoveToKnow Article on ALEXANDER BALAS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
ALEXANDER BALAS - LoveToKnow Article on ALEXANDER BALAS
Demetrius Soter's son profited by the opportunity to regain the throne.
He fled for refuge to a Nabataean prince, who murdered him and sent his head to Ptolemy, who had been mortally wounded in the engagement.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AL/ALEXANDER_BALAS.htm   (160 words)

  
 Index of names: Al - Am   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
276/9_ the poets Aratus of Soli and Alexander of Aetolia to Macedonia, at
81/68 etter from Sulla authorising Alexander of Laodiceia, envoy of the
76/17 erodes, is appointed by Alexander Jannaeus to be governor of Idumae
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 Alexander IV --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Alexander was appointed cardinal deacon (1227) and cardinal bishop of Ostia (1231) by his uncle Pope Gregory IX.
After becoming pope, Alexander followed the policies of his predecessor Innocent IV: he continued war on Manfred, Emperor Frederick II's bastard son (who was crowned king of Sicily in 1258), by excommunicating him and…
Alexander the Great was able to conquer a large area in a remarkably short period of time.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9005590?tocId=9005590   (715 words)

  
 Babylonian King list of the Hellenistic Period
It mentions the length of the reigns of several kings, beginning with the accession of Philip Arridaeus, the brother of Alexander the Great, in June 323, and continuing to the reign of the Seleucid king Antiochus IV Epiphanes (175-164).
Arrhidaeus, the mentally handicapped brother of Alexander, was appointed king (under the name Philip) at the army conference near Babylon (text).
The story as given by the classical authors that the posthumous son of Alexander and Roxane was designated as co-ruler is not supported by any dating formula from Babylonia, Egypt and the Levant.
www.livius.org /k/kinglist/babylonian_hellenistic2.html   (1498 words)

  
 History of the Syrian Kingdom of the Seleucids
Alexander Balas, who had been supported in his struggle with Demetrius by the kings of Pergamus and Egypt, was given by the latter the hand of Cleopatra, his daughter.
Upon this, Demetrius, the eldest son of the late king, perceiving that Balas had become odious to his subjects, took heart, and, landing in Cilicia, commenced a struggle for the throne.
The fidelity of the Jews protected Alexander for a while; but when his father-in-law, Ptolemy Philometor, passed over to the side of his antagonist, the contest was decided against him.
www.historyofmacedonia.org /AncientMacedonia/Seleucidae.html   (3433 words)

  
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Alexander portrayed himself as appointed by local deities (i.e., Amon in Egypt) a.
Alexander may have seen himself as a divine figure; a foundation for later emperor worship 2.
Alexander's Brother, Philip Arrhidaeus, was incompetent, unfit to rule B. 323-301 bc: Alexander's Generals Struggle for Control 1.
www.wmcarey.edu /browning/Classes/GRW/GRWD-HellenisticPeriod.doc   (1062 words)

  
 Christian History Handbook: Ancient: Appendix III   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Alexander Zabinus, an Egyptian, opposed Demetrius II claiming to be the legitimate heir of Antiochus VII--or Alexander Balas, according to some.
Alexander Zabinus captured and killed Demetrius II in 126 BC at Tyre, but he was unsuccessful in his bid for the Seleucid thone.
Alexander Jannaeus, 103-76 BC Salome Alexandra promptly ordered the release from prison of Alexander Jannaeus, Judas Aristobulus' oldest brother and proceeded to marry him and advance him to the roles of King and High Priest.
www.sbuniv.edu /~hgallatin/ht3463aa03.html   (9844 words)

  
 Bible Study - The Seleucids
Seleucus was the Macedonian general who, as one of the Diadochi, or Successors, of Alexander, acquired the vast eastern section of the empire centered on the territory of the old Babylonian empire (see Ancient Empires - Babylon).
From him was established the Seleucid Dynasty that lasted for two and a quarter centuries from 312 B.C. Seleucus received the satrapy of Babylonia in 321 B.C. from Antipater, the administrator of Alexander's kingdom.
After losing it for a brief time to Antigonus, another of Alexander's former generals, Seleucus regained control after the battle of Gaza in 312 B.C., and in 306 B.C. assumed the title of king as Seleucus I Nicator.
www.keyway.ca /htm2000/20000417.htm   (468 words)

  
 Seleucids
Ptolemy VI Cleopatra Thea, daughter of Ptolemy VI and Cleopatra II (married to Alexander Balas in 150, Demetrius II in 146, and Antiochus VII in 138; mother of Antiochus VIII)
He was king in Cyprus from 107-88; defeated Alexander Jannaeus in 103.
Alexander Jannaeus 103-76; brother of Aristobulus I; married to Salome Alexandra.
prophetess.lstc.edu /~rklein/Documents/seleucids.htm   (495 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Seleucids
The name given to the Macedonian dynasty, which was founded by Seleucus, a general under Alexander the Great, and ruled over Syria from 312 B.C. In 321 Seleucus received the satrapy of Babylonia from Antipater, administrator of Alexander's empire.
Alexander Balas, who claimed to be a son of Antiochus IV, rebelled in 151, and Demetrius fell in battle.
An anti-king in the person of Alexander Zabinas, a supposed son of Alexander Balas, was set up in 128 by the Egyptian king, Ptolemy VII Physcon.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13690a.htm   (1368 words)

  
 Demetrius II, king of ancient Syria. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
B.C., king of ancient Syria, son of Demetrius I. He was aided against the usurper, Alexander Balas, by Ptolemy VI (Ptolemy Philometer).
He married Ptolemy’s daughter, Cleopatra Thea, even though she was already married to Alexander Balas.
Tryphon, who served under Alexander Balas as governor of Antioch, had revolted and had put Alexander Balas’ infant son, Antiochus Dionysius, on the throne.
www.bartleby.com /65/de/Demet2Syr.html   (179 words)

  
 Alexander Balas
Antiochus VI The usurper Alexander Balas, in claiming to be the son of Antiochus IV, was attempting to tell Rome he was their original choice as leader of Syria.
To further insure his claim to the throne of Syria, Alexander married Cleopatra, the daughter of Ptolemy VI, then King of Egypt.
Portrait coin of Alexander Balas; rev: eagle, symbol of Egypt.
www.ancientroute.com /people/alexander_balas.htm   (185 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Alexander (Name of Seven Men)
A member of the court that tried Peter and John (Acts, iv, 6); some identify him with Alexander Lysimachus the brother of Philo and friend of Claudius before he ascended the throne.
A Jew or a Jewish Christian (Acts, xix, 33,34) who attempted to defend St. Paul in his Ephesian difficulty -- some identify him with the son of Simon of Cyrene.
Some identify him with the Alexander mentioned under the preceding number.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01285a.htm   (249 words)

  
 Akko   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
About 153 BC Alexander Balas, son of Antiochus Epiphanes, contesting the Syrian crown with Demetrius, seized the city, which opened its gates to him.
Jonathan threw in his lot with Alexander, and in 150 BC he was received by him with great honour in Ptolemais.
The city was also assaulted and captured by Alexander Jannaeus, by Cleopatra and by Tigranes.
www.theezine.net /a/akko.html   (904 words)

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