antiochus IV had about as much in common with Aristotle as Rick Santorum has with Thomas Paine.
antiochus precipitated a large-scale revolt in Judea by ordering an altar to Zeus erected in the Jewish temple.
antiochus, advancing suddenly, caught some of the Parthian troops at their barbarous work, and dispersed them without difficulty.
The three principal ones were antiochus, Antigonus, and Pyrrhus.
It was after the war against antiochus and the expedition of Manlius that extravagance began to display itself at Rome.
"And as sure as you are descended from King antiochus," added Verus bowing.
The tyranny of antiochus had caused a mighty popular reaction against the Hellenizing party among the Jews.
We now come to the period in which it was besieged by another antiochus, viz.
antiochus Hierax at first assisted his brother Callinicus, but afterwards contended with him for Asia.
antiochus encouraged the attempt and urged Lagoras to carry it out.
the name of several Syrian kings from B.C. 280 to B.C. 65. The most notable of these were, (1.) Antiochus the Great, who ascended the throne B.C. 223. He is regarded as the "king of the north" referred to in Dan. 11:13-19. He was succeeded (B.C. 187) by his son, Seleucus Philopater, spoken of by Daniel (11:20) as "a raiser of taxes", in the Revised Version, "one that shall cause an exactor to pass through the glory of the kingdom." (2.) Antiochus IV., surnamed "Epiphanes" i.e., the Illustrious, succeeded his brother Seleucus (B.C. 175). His career and character are prophetically described by Daniel (11:21-32). He was a "vile person." In a spirit of revenge he organized an expedition against Jerusalem, which he destroyed, putting vast multitudes of its inhabitants to death in the most cruel manner. From this time the Jews began the great war of independence under their heroic Maccabean leaders with marked success, defeating the armies of Antiochus that were sent against them. Enraged at this, Antiochus marched against them in person, threatening utterly to exterminate the nation; but on the way he was suddenly arrested by the hand of death (B.C. 164).