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A Seleucid dynasty ruling in Syria (280-64 bc). Its most important member was Antiochus III, known as "the Great" (242-187, ruled 223-187), who conquered much of Asia Minor but was defeated by the Romans in 190.


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1. Antiochus III, ( “the Great” ) 241?–187 B.C., king of Syria 223–187.
2. Antiochus IV, (Antiochus Epiphanes) died 164? B.C., king of Syria 175–164?.
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Why, my dear sir, that cameleopard is no other than Antiochus Epiphanes, Antiochus the Illustrious, King of Syria, and the most potent of all the autocrats of the East
Israel fell under the rule of Antiochus Epiphanes of Syria.
The small horn, which uttered blasphemy, was Antiochus Epiphanes, whose headquarters was in Syria and who controlled Palestine.
Researchers have long debated over the location of the Acra, built more than 2,000 years ago by Antiochus Epiphanes, king of the Hellenised Seleucid empire.
Those who assign this text to a second-century prophet believe that he was describing the sorrows heaped upon the Judahites by Antiochus Epiphanes IV.
Stauffer suggests that the attitude of Gelassenheit "may be traced far back to the ideals of the chassidic martyrs in the times of Antiochus Epiphanes IV (c.
The Old Testament books describe the 175-164 BCE Jewish rebellion when the Seleucid ruler Antiochus Epiphanes destroyed the temple and tried to assimilate the Jews by force.
to later crises such as the rise of Antiochus Epiphanes (Daniel, Baruch) or to the destruction of the second temple in 70 C.
265)- The conflicts concerning ethnic relationships, boundaries, inclusion and exclusion narrated in Luke-Acts are four centuries old, dating back at least to Alexander the Great; then Antiochus Epiphanes reignited these cultural/religious tensions.
For a legendary execution in 2 Maccabees, note the man fried to death in a pan by Antiochus Epiphanes (2 Mace.