... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia ARATHES. ... The latter declared war, drove Arathes
from his kingdom and set up Holophernes in his stead. ...
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Araunah (14 Occurrences)
Cappadocia (2 Occurrences)
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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaARATHES
a-ra'-thez (the King James Version Araiarthes; Arathes; Ariarathes): King of Cappadocia, 163-130 B.C. Educated in Rome, he imbibed Roman ideas and became a faithful ally of the Romans, in conformity with whose wishes he declined a proposal of marriage with the sister of Demetrius Soter. The latter declared war, drove Arathes from his kingdom and set up Holophernes in his stead. He fled to Rome about 158, and through the good offices of the Romans succeeded in obtaining for himself a participation in the government of Cappadocia. Later he again became sole king. In 139 B.C., as a result of an embassy sent by Simon Maccabeus, the Romans wrote letters to Arathes (1 Maccabees 15:22) and other eastern kings in behalf of the Jews. (See Diodor. XXXI, 19, 28, 32; Justin, XXXV, 1; Polyb. III, 5; XXXII, 20-30; XXXIII, 12).
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