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Posidonius

POSIDONIUS

pos-i-do'-ni-us (Posidonios, al. Posidonios and Poseidon):

One of the three envoys sent by the Syrian general Nicanor to treat with the Jews under Judas during his invasion of Judea, 161 BC (2 Macc 14:19). In 1 Macc 7:27, proposals are sent by Nicanor to Judas, but no envoys are named, and it is there asserted in contradiction to 2 Maccabees that Judas broke off the negotiation because of the treacherous designs of Nicanor.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'POSIDONIUS'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.