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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Lysanias

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lı̄ - sā´ni - as ( Λυσανίας , Lusanı́as ): Mentioned in Luke 3:1 as tetrarch of Abilene in the 15th year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, and thus fixing the date of the preaching of John the Baptist in the wilderness at about 26 or 28 AD. A L ysanias is mentioned by Josephus as having ruled over Chalcis and Abilene, and as having been slain by Mark Antony at the instigation of Cleopatra. As this happened about 36 BC, Luke has been charged with inaccuracy. Inscriptions, however, corroborate the view that the Lysanias of Luke was probably a descendant of the Lysanias mentioned by Josephus (compare Schurer, HJ the Priestly Code (P) , div I, volume II, App. 1, p. 338).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Lysanias'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/l/lysanias.html. 1915.

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