the name of several Syrian kings from B.C. 280 to B.C. 65. The most notable of these were,
(an opponent ), the name of a number of kings of Syria who lived during the interval between the Old and New Testaments, and had frequent connection with the Jews during that period. They are referred to in the Apocrypha especially in the books of the Maccabees. [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
an-ti'-o-kus (Antiochos; A, Antimachos (1 Macc 12:16)):
The father of Numenius, who in company with Antipater, son of Jason, was sent by Jonathan on an embassy to the Romans and Spartans to renew "the friendship" and "former confederacy" made by Judas (1 Macc 12:16; 14:22; Ant, XIII, vi; 8).
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