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  Antiochus I Soter
Antiochus I Soter ('the savior'): name of a Seleucid king, ruled from 281 to 261.
During Antiochus' years as crown prince, he played a large role in Babylonian policy.
He is therefore often mentioned in the Babylonian Chronicles: Antiochus I and Sin temple chronicle (BCHP 5), Ruin of Esagila chronicle (BCHP 6), Antiochus, Bactria, and India chronicle (BCHP 7), Juniper garden chronicle (BCHP 8), and End of Seleucus I chronicle (BCHP 9)
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Antiochus IV Epiphanes
The reign of Antiochus was a last period of strength for the empire, but in some way it was fatal; since he was an usurper, and left his infant son Antiochus V Eupator as his successor, devastating dynastic wars followed his death.
Antiochus said he would discuss it with his council, whereupon the envoy drew a line in the sand round him and said, "Think about it here." The implication was that, were he to step out of the circle without having first undertaken to withdraw, he would be at war with Rome.
Antiochus IV was the son of Antiochus III Magnus, the sixth of the Seleucid kings.
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 JewishEncyclopedia.com - ANTIOCHUS IV., EPIPHANES
He was a son of Antiochus the Great, and, after the murder of his brother Seleucus, took possession of the Syrian throne which rightly belonged to his nephew Demetrius.
He was vainglorious and fond of display to the verge of eccentricity, liberal to extravagance; his sojourn in Rome had taught him how to captivate the common people with an appearance of geniality, but in his heart he had all a cruel tyrant's contempt for his fellow men.
On his return homeward, Antiochus came to Jerusalem to reinstate Menelaus, and then the true character of the Hellenism that Antiochus desired was revealed to the Jews.
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Antiochus I was the son of Seleucus I, founder of the dynasty, and Apama I. Joint-king with his father from 292, he succeeded him early in 280 and ruled until his death on 1 or 2 June 261.
Antiochus V Eupator, son of Epiphanes and Laodice, was put to death by the army in 162 on the arrival in Syria of his cousin Demetrius I Soter, the younger son of Seleucus IV and Epiphanes’ rightful successor.
Antiochus VI Epiphanes Dionysus, the infant son of the pretender Alexander Balas (ruled 150-145), was put forward as king by Diodotus (Tryphon) in 143, dethroned by him in 142 and murdered by him in 138.
www.bibletexts.com /glossary/antiochus.htm   (1028 words)

 223-187. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
Antiochus III's initial successes were followed by his defeat at Raphia (217), and Antiochus retained only Seleucia, the port of Antioch on the Syrian coast.
Antiochus IV Epiphanes (“god manifest”) succeeded upon the murder of his brother Seleucus.
Antiochus V Eupator, with Lysias as regent, succeeded his father Antiochus IV, who died campaigning against the Parthians.
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 JewishEncyclopedia.com - ANTIOCHUS III. THE GREAT:
Antiochus considered Palestine as a portion of his Seleucid dominion, invaded the land, and seized a large number of its fortified places.
But when Antiochus vanquished the Egyptian general Scopus at Paneas in northern Palestine (198), the gates of Jerusalem were opened to the conqueror by its citizens, who likewise rendered valuable assistance in the subsequent siege of the citadel while it remained in Egyptian hands.
In the first, addressed to an unknown Ptolemy, the king lauds the Jews, and in recognition of their merits he grants them freedom of religious worship and practise, immunity from taxation for all elders, priests, Templescribes, and singers, and for all who settled in Jerusalem before a certain time.
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 Antiochus (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
Antiochus the Great, who ascended the throne B.C. He is regarded as the "king of the north" referred to in Dan.
Antiochus IV., surnamed "Epiphanes" i.e., the Illustrious, succeeded his brother Seleucus (B.C. His career and character are prophetically described by Daniel (11:21-32).
Enraged at this, Antiochus marched against them in person, threatening to utterly exterminate the nation; but on the way he was suddenly arrested by the hand of death (B.C.
www.christiananswers.net /dictionary/antiochus.html   (200 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Antiochus IV of Commagene
Antiochus was apparently a son of late king Antiochus III of Commagene who received his paternal dominion from Caligula in 38.
Antiochus' downfall came only two years afterwards, 72, when he was accused by Paetus, the governor of Syria, of conspiring with the Parthians against the Romans.
Antiochus himself first retired to Lacedaemon, and then to Rome, where he passed the remainder of his life with his sons Antiochus and Callinicus, and was treated with great respect..
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 JewishEncyclopedia.com - ANTIOCHUS IV., EPIPHANES
Antiochus had no wish to Hellenize his conquered subjects, but to denationalize them entirely; his Aramean subjects were far from becoming Hellenes simply because they had surrendered their name and some of their Semitic gods.
But when false tidings came to Jerusalem that Antiochus had died on a campaign in Egypt, Menelaus could not maintain himself in the city, and together with the Tobiads fled to Egypt.
Antiochus realized that a serious attempt must be made to put down the rising, but was himself too busily occupied against the Parthians to take personal charge.
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 Antiochus and the Jews
According to the account of 1 Maccabees, the High Priests at Jerusalem appointed by Antiochus were involved in systematically changing the traditions of the Jews that were based on the laws of Moses, to make them conform to Greek beliefs.
A general history of the reign of Antiochus IV is given by Morkholm.
This was expressed in the prophecy of Daniel 8 by the figure of a little horn, depicting Antiochus IV, exulting himself to the stars, and casting them to the earth, along with heaven itself.
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 Chapter 29: The Period of Jewish Independence
Antiochus IV was engaged in a struggle with the Parthians, but dispatched a powerful army in 166 to put down the Jewish rebels.
The desperate plight of the Jews under Antiochus IV elicited a literary call for stubborn resistance to Greek culture and zealous loyalty to the traditional faith, in the conviction that God was about to act to bring in the long-awaited kingdom and to redeem his people.
The catalyst was the persecution under Antiochus, which produced a failure of nerve, a despair of man's ability to effect the kingdom of God through his own efforts and a conviction that the situation could only get worse until God himself broke in to terminate the present evil age and inaugurate the ideal.
www.infidels.org /library/modern/gerald_larue/otll/chap29.html   (5134 words)

 Antiochus of Ascalon (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Antiochus, who was active in the latter part of the second and the early part of the first centuries B.C.E., was a member of the Academy, Plato's school, during its skeptical phase.
Antiochus seems to have followed the Stoics, who produced a substantial literature defending their position and attacking the Academy's probabilistic alternative, but also to have added some elements of his own to the argument (cf.
Presumably Antiochus drew on the case he had already brought against Academic probabilism to argue that impressions which fail to satisfy the full Stoic definition of the cognitive impression cannot provide a basis for judgment of any kind let alone judgments of the kind that deserve to be called knowledge.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/antiochus-ascalon   (3961 words)

 Antiochus III the Great information - Search.com
Antiochus contrived to get possession of the person of Achaeus (see Polybius), but the citadel held out until 213 BC under Achaeus' widow Laodice and then surrendered.
But that recovery proved brief, for in 198 BC Antiochus defeated Scopas at the Battle of Panium, near the sources of the Jordan, a battle which marks the end of Ptolemaic rule in Judea.
Antiochus mounted a fresh expedition to the east in Luristan, where he died in an attempt to rob a temple at Elymaïs, Persia, in 187 BC.
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 Antiochus IV Epiphanes
Antiochus III was an able general, and pursued numerous successful military campaigns.
Antiochus conquered most of Egypt, but was then thrown out simply by a demand of the Roman governor.
To rescue their choice, Antiochus' interpreters point to "But he will be broken without human agency." They say that his death of natural causes satisfies the prophecy.
www.bibleonly.org /proph/dan/AE.html   (1707 words)

Under Soter's son, ANTIOCHUS II THEOS (261-46), began the wars with the Ptolemies for the possession of Phoenicia and Palestine.
Ptolemy's death, Laodice, the first and disowned wife of Antiochus, was recalled and avenged herself by having Antiochus, Berenice, and their child put to death.
His two brothers ANTIOCHUS XI and Philip continued the war, but were defeated, and during the flight Antiochus XI met death in the waves of the Orontes.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13690a.htm   (1257 words)

 Daily Bible Study - Antiochus IV Epiphanes
Antiochus IV was the eighth of the Seleucid kings, ruling from about 174-164 BC.
Once again, because of its position at the Crossroads Of The Earth, the land of Israel had been contested between two branches of the former Greek kingdom - the Ptolemies to the south in Egypt (Queen Cleopatra was in later years one of its most famous members), and the Seleucids to the north in Syria.
The greatest outrage committed by Antiochus IV occurred in 167 B.C. when he entered the Temple (see Temples) in Jerusalem, erected an altar to the pagan god Zeus, and sacrificed a pig on it.
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 Antiochus Epiphanes
Antiochus Epiphanes was a Syrian King that came to power about 175 BC and is the representative forerunner of the Anti-christ soon to appear.
Antiochus Epiphanes represents the type of 'the abomination of desolation' foretold by the prophet Daniel, on the altar of the Lord in the inner court of the Temple.
Antiochus Epiphanes serves as a foreshadowing of the Anti-christ to come in the days ahead.
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 From Antiochus III to the First Jewish War
Antiochus III of Syria, during a war against Ptolemy IV of Egypt, entered the enemy's territory and in 218 BC, descending from the north, moved towards Philoteria and later towards Beth Shean.
Antiochus III provoked the defenders of the city and then, when they reacted, he faked a retreat.
Then Antiochus III left a garrison in the city and crossed the Jordan river and conquered Pella, Camus and Gefrus.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Because the guardians of Ptolemy VI of Egypt were demanding the return of Coele-Syria, Antiochus, in 170 BC, decided on a preemptive strike against Egypt, and invaded, conquering all but Alexandria.
Enraged at this, Antiochus is said to have marched against them in person, threatening to exterminate the nation; but, on the way, he suddenly died (164 BC).
His last years were spent on a campaign against the rising Parthian empire, which seems to have been initially successful, but which terminated upon his death.
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 The Baldwin Project: The Hammer by Alfred J. Church
Antiochus retained a grateful recollection of the complaisant youth who had made things so agreeable for him in the days of his captivity.
Antiochus was eaten up with a vanity that was almost insane, and he was as proud of his capacity for serious oratory as he was of his talents as a buffoon.
Antiochus, however, did not fail to notice the character of the gathering, and indeed rallied his host on his ragged and disreputable followers.
www.mainlesson.com /display.php?author=church&book=hammer&story=antiochus   (3749 words)

 The Maccabees
Initially, he continued to allow the Jews autonomy, but after a stinging defeat at the hands of the Romans he began a program of Hellenization that threatened to force the Jews to abandon their monotheism for the Greeks' paganism.
Antiochus backed down in the face of Jewish opposition to his effort to introduce idols in their temples, but his son, Antiochus IV, who inherited the throne in 176 B.C. resumed his father's original policy without excepting the Jews.
A brief Jewish rebellion only hardened his views and led him to outlaw central tenets of Judaism such as the Sabbath and circumcision, and defile the holy Temple by erecting an altar to the god Zeus, allowing the sacrifice of pigs, and opening the shrine to non-Jews.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/History/Maccabees.html   (611 words)

 Is the reference in Daniel 8 to 2300 days a prophecy of Antiochus Epiphanes or Antichrist? - Rev. Bill Lee-Warner
The "near" prophecy of Daniel 8:9-12 (the first vision) was fulfilled in the historical figure of Antiochus Epiphanes (175 B.C. to 164 B.C.), "the small horn" (Daniel 8:9).
The "far" prophecy of Daniel 8:23-25 (the second vision) will be fulfilled when "the fourth beast", "the little horn" (Daniel 7:8) appears at the end of history or at "the time of the end".
In other words, the ethnic roots of the nations existing during the time of the first prophecy will continue to exist in some manner until "the time of the end" when the ultimate prophecy will be fulfilled in "the little horn" or "the fourth beast".
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 Antiochus the Great (242-187 B.C.)
Antiochus' share was to be southern Syria, Lycia, Cilicia, and Cyprus; Philip was to have western Asia Minor and the Cyclades.
Antiochus was now eager to negotiate on the basis of Rome's previous demands, but the Romans insisted that he first evacuate the region west of the Taurus Mountains.
When Antiochus refused, he was decisively defeated in the Battle of Magnesia near Mt. Sipylus, where he fought with a heterogeneous army of 70,000 men against an army of 30,000 Romans and their allies.
www.thelatinlibrary.com /imperialism/notes/antiochus.html   (1241 words)

 Prophet Daniel, Jewish Exile, Antiochus Epiphanes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Antiochus erected "the disastrous abomination" (1 Macc 1:54; Dan 9:27; Mt 24:15) in December 167, an altar of the pagan religion, inside the temple on the altar of the holocausts.
Yet the persecutions of Antiochus were so cruel that they cannot only be interpreted as a judgment: Jason attempted to seize power, but failed by his own compatriots.
Antiochus Epiphanes qualified it as a rebellion of Judah and suppressed it savagely (2 Macc 5:5-14).
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 Daniel 8 - Antiochus and Antichrist
Sacrifice was ceased because the temple was desecrated.
Antiochus Epiphanes came in to Jerusalem in 171 to defend the man who paid him a bigger bribe to be the High Priest.
Antiochus Epiphanes is sometimes called the "antichrist of the Old Testament." He prefigures the Antichrist of the end times.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 194 (v. 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On the reverse a scorpion is repre­sented, surrounded with the foliage of the laurel, and inscribed KOMMAFHNnN.
ANTIOCHUS ('Am'oxos), an epigrammatic poet, one of whose epigrams is extant in the Greek Anthology, (xi.
Antiochus subsequently fled to Egypt where he was killed by robbers in b.
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 Daniel 11 - Antiochus and Antichrist Revisited
This was fulfilled in the marriage between Antiochus II (of the Seleucids) and Berenice (daughter of Ptolemy II).
This was fulfilled in the brief reign of Seleucus III, the eldest son of Antiochus III.
He vented his anger against Jerusalem, which was already reeling because Antiochus sold the office of High Priest and persecuted the Jewish people to conform to Greek culture, forsaking the faith and traditions of their fathers.
www.enduringword.com /commentaries/2711.htm   (4585 words)

 SparkNotes: Pericles: Prologue and Act I, Scene i
Antiochus reminds Pericles of the other princes who tried the riddle and died, but Pericles says that he is ready to die if he must.
Antiochus, frustrated at the willingness of Pericles to throw away his life, hurls the written riddle on the floor.
Antiochus, for his part, may have offered the forty-day reprieve to Pericles as a gesture of thanks to Pericles for not spouting the truth of the riddle in front of his court.
www.sparknotes.com /shakespeare/pericles/section1.html   (1038 words)

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