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DOSITHEUS . 1. The priest who, according to a note in one of the Greek recensions of Esther, brought the book to Alexandria in the 4th year of Ptolemy Philometor (?) and Cleopatra, c [Note: circa, about.] . b.c. 178 (Ad. Est 11:1). 2. A soldier of Judas Maccabæus, who made a vain attempt to take Gorgias prisoner ( 2Ma 12:35 ). 3. A renegade Jew who frustrated the plot of Theodotus to assassinate king Ptolemy Philopator ( 3M Malachi 1:3 ). 4. An officer of Judas Maccabæus ( 2Ma 12:19 ; 2Ma 12:24 ).

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Dositheus'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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