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sish'-i-on (Sikuon, Sukuon, Sukion): Mentioned in 1 Maccabees 15:23 in the list of countries and cities to which Lucius the Roman consul (probably Lucius Calpurnius Piso, 139 B.C.) wrote, asking them to be friendly to the Jews. The Jewish dispersion had already taken place, and Jews were living in most of the seaports and cities of Asia Minor, Greece and Egypt (compare Sib Or 3:271, circa 140 B.C., and Philo).

Sicyon was situated 18 miles West of Corinth on the south side of the Gulf of Corinth. Its antiquity and ancient importance are seen by its coins still extant, dating from the 5th century. Though not as important as Corinth in its sea trade, the burning of that city in 143 B.C., and the favor shown to Sicyon by the Roman authorities in adding to its territory and assigning to it the direction of the Isthmian games, increased its wealth and influence for a time.

S. F. Hunter


What Kings Reigned in Assyria and Sicyon When, According to the ...
... Chapter 3."What Kings Reigned in Assyria and Sicyon When, According to the Promise,
Isaac Was Born to Abraham in His Hundredth Year, and When the Twins Esau ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 3 what kings reigned in.htm

That Æneas came into Italy when Abdon the Judge Ruled Over the ...
... Æneas, with twenty ships laden with the Trojan relics, came into Italy, when Latinus
reigned there, Menestheus in Athens, Polyphidos in Sicyon, and Tautanos ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 19 that aeneas came into.htm

Of the Kings and Times of the Earthly City which were Synchronous ...
... There was also at that time a very small kingdom of Sicyon, with which, as from
an ancient date, that most universally learned man Marcus Varro begins, in ...
// of god/chapter 2 of the kings and.htm

Of the Three Most Famous Kingdoms of the Nations, of which One ...
... is, the society of men living according to man under the domination of the fallen
angels, chiefly flourished, namely, the three kingdoms of Sicyon, Egypt, and ...
// of god/chapter 17 of the three most.htm

When Moses Led the People Out of Egypt; and who were Kings when ...
... Moses led the people out of Egypt in the last time of Cecrops king of Athens, when
Ascatades reigned in Assyria, Marathus in Sicyon, Triopas in Argos; and ...
/...// of god/chapter 11 when moses led the.htm

The Absurdity and Shamefulness of the Images by which the Gods are ...
... and Dipoenus; and these executed the statues of the Dioscuri in Argos, and the image
of Hercules in Tiryns, and the effigy of the Munychian Artemis in Sicyon. ...
/.../exhortation to the heathen/chapter iv the absurdity and shamefulness.htm

The Jewish Institutions and Laws of Far Higher Antiquity than the ...
... And in Greece, in the time of Phoroneus, who succeeded Inachus, the flood of Ogyges
occurred; and monarchy subsisted in Sicyon first in the person of Ægialeus ...
/.../the stromata or miscellanies/chapter xxi the jewish institutions and.htm

Who were Kings when Moses was Born, and what Gods Began to be ...
... When Saphrus reigned as the fourteenth king of Assyria, and Orthopolis as the twelfth
of Sicyon, and Criasus as the fifth of Argos, Moses was born in Egypt, by ...
/...// of god/chapter 8 who were kings when.htm

Who were Kings of Argos, and of Assyria, when Jacob Died in Egypt.
... While he then reigned over Argos, and Eratus over Sicyon, and Balæus still remained
king of Assyria, Jacob died in Egypt a hundred and forty-seven years old ...
// of god/chapter 6 who were kings of.htm

Who were Kings when Joseph Died in Egypt.
... In the reign of Mamitus, the twelfth king of Assyria, and Plemnæus, the eleventh
of Sicyon, while Argus still reigned over the Argives, Joseph died in Egypt a ...
/...// of god/chapter 7 who were kings when.htm

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(sisheon), 1 Macc. 15:23, a celebrated Greek city in Peloponnesus, upon the Corinthian Gulf.

... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia SICYON. sish ... Philo). Sicyon was situated 18 miles
West of Corinth on the south side of the Gulf of Corinth. ...
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Sicknesses (15 Occurrences)

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Siddim (3 Occurrences)

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Achaia (11 Occurrences)
... The old Achean League was renewed in 280 BC, but became more important in
251, when Aratus of Sicyon was chosen commander-in-chief. ...
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Dispersion (4 Occurrences)
... from the Ancient East, 325). In Sparta and Sicyon, Jews lived in the days
of the Maccabees (1 Maccabees 15:23). At Philippi we know ...
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