from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A Seleucid dynasty ruling in Syria (280-64 B.C.). 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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  • proper n. name of the thirteen kings of the Seleucid dynasty


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From Latin Antiochus, from Ancient Greek Ἀντίοχος (Antiokhos).


  • Pericles, the young Prince (ruler) of Tyre in Phoenicia (Lebanon), hears the riddle, and instantly understands its meaning: Antiochus is engaged in an incestuous relationship with his daughter.

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  • "Yes, on Sunday week, but I can go and fetch him, if you like," broke in Antiochus, with an eagerness of which neither of the others took the least notice.

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  • Subsequently, Ptolemy Physcon (the Gross), or Euergetes II, was made king by the Egyptians, as Ptolemy Philometer was in Antiochus 'hands. great army -- as distinguished from the "small people" (Da 11: 23) with which he first came.

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  • The prophecy as to Messiah's confirming the covenant with many would comfort the faithful in Antiochus 'times, who suffered partly from persecuting enemies, partly from false friends (Da 11: 33-35).

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  • Such as vile persons (as Antiochus is called, Dan.xi. 21); when they are advanced they are called liberal and bountiful; they are called benefactors (Luke xxii. 25): but it shall not always be thus; when the world grows wiser men shall be preferred according to their merit, and honour (which was never thought seemly for a fool, Prov.xxvi. 1) shall no longer be thrown away upon such.

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  • Christian religion, that was in Antiochus against the pious Jews and their religion.

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  • For the credit of Moses, it may be likewise observed, that the name of Antiochus is found a few years before in a civil office of inferior dignity.

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  • The longer passage it is extracted from does make a reference to Antiochus, which is something I mentioned above, but simply to my eyes makes no reference to the book of Daniel.

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  • The wilful king here, though primarily Antiochus, is antitypically and mainly Antichrist, the seventh head of the seven-headed and ten-horned beast of Re 13: 1-18, and the "beast" of Armageddon (Re

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  • [36] His son Seleucus succeeded him in the kingdom, and made war with Antiochus, his father's brother, who was called Antiochus Cyzicenus, and beat him, and took him prisoner, and slew him.

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