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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Bacchides

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BACCHIDES . Governor of Mesopotamia under Demetrius Soter; sent to establish Alcimus (wh. see) in the priesthood; defeated Jonathan the Maccabee, and at a later period besieged him in the fortress of Bethbasi; was finally compelled to entertain proposals for peace ( 1Ma 7:3-20 ; 1Ma 9:1-72 ; 1Ma 10:12 ; Jos. [Note: Josephus.] Ant . XII. i. XIII. i.).


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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Bacchides'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hdb/b/bacchides.html. 1909.

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