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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Lysias

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LYSIAS. 1 . A general of Antiochus Epiphanes, charged with a war of extermination against the Jews ( 1Ma 3:32 ff., cf. 2Ma 10:11; 2Ma 11:1 ff.); defeated at Bethsura ( 1Ma 4:34 ff.); after the death of Epiphanes he championed the cause of Eupator, and finally suffered death along with the latter at the hands of Demetrius (6:14ff., 63, 1Ma 7:2-4 , 2Ma 14:2 ). Cf. art. Maccabees, § 2 .

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Lysias'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/l/lysias.html. 1909.

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