Statement of Faith | Tell a Friend about Us | Color Scheme:    
Saturday, May 25, 2019

Join Now!  |  Login
  Our Sponsors

• Hunting for choral music have you frustrated?

• Try SwordSearcher Bible Software Today

• Join a different kind of "Christian Book Club!" Click to find out how!

• Learn Greek, Aramaic, Biblical or Modern Hebrew online

 
  Study Resources

• Interlinear Bible

• Parallel Bible

• Daily Reading Plan

• Devotionals

• Commentaries

• Concordances

• Dictionaries

• Encyclopedias

• Lexicons

• History

• Sermon Essentials

• Audio Resources

• Religious Artwork

 
  SL Forums

• Apologetic Forum

• Christian Living

• Ministry Forum

• Evangelism Forum

• Passage Forum

• Help Forum

 
  Other Resources

• Advertise with SL

• FREE Resources

• Information

• Set Preferences

• Font Resources

• Contacting SL

 

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Start Your Search
 
 
Choose a letter from below
to display alphabetical list:

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|Y|Z
 
    Printer friendly version
 
PreviousNext
AntiochAntipas
 
Additional Resources
 
Dictionaries
• Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Antiochus
• Smith's Bible Dictionary
Antiochus
Encyclopedias
• International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Antiochus
Antiochus I
Antiochus II
Antiochus III
Antiochus IV, Antiochus Epiphanes
Antiochus V
Antiochus VI
Antiochus VII
Antiochus

The name of several Syrian kings from B.C. 280 to B.C. 65. The most notable of these were,

  • Antiochus the Great, who ascended the throne B.C. 223. He is regarded as the "king of the north" referred to in Daniel 11:13-19. He was succeeded (B.C. 187) by his son, Seleucus Philopater, spoken of by (Daniel 11:20) as "a raiser of taxes", in the Revised Version, "one that shall cause an exactor to pass through the glory of the kingdom."

  • Antiochus IV., surnamed "Epiphanes" i.e., the Illustrious, succeeded his brother Seleucus (B.C. 175). His career and character are prophetically described by (Daniel 11:21-32). He was a "vile person." In a spirit of revenge he organized an expedition against Jerusalem, which he destroyed, putting vast multitudes of its inhabitants to death in the most cruel manner. From this time the Jews began the great war of independence under their heroic Maccabean leaders with marked success, defeating the armies of Antiochus that were sent against them. Enraged at this, Antiochus marched against them in person, threatening utterly to exterminate the nation; but on the way he was suddenly arrested by the hand of death (B.C. 164).


  • Copyright Statement
    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for 'Antiochus'". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".
    <http://classic.studylight.org/dic/ebd/view.cgi?number=T251>. 1897.

      HOME    TOP

    Dead links, typos, or HTML errors should be sent to corr@studylight.org
    Suggestions about making this resource more useful should be sent to sugg@studylight.org
     

       Powered by LightSpeed Technology

    Copyright © 2001-2019, StudyLight.org