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gor'-ji-as (Gorgias): A general in the service of Antiochus Epiphanes (1 Maccabees 3:38; 2 Maccabees 8:9). Lysias, who had been left as regent during the absence of Antiochus in Persia, appointed Gorgias to take the command against Judea in 166 B.C. In 1 Maccabees 4:1-24 is recorded a night attack by Gorgias with 5,000 foot and 1,000 horse upon the camp of Judas Maccabeus in the neighborhood of Emmaus, in which Judas was completely victorious. The victory was all the more striking as the force of Judas was considerably smaller in number and had "not armor nor swords to their minds" (1 Maccabees 4:6). Later on (164 B.C.) he held a garrison in Jamnia, and gained a victory over the forces of Joseph and Azarias who, envying the glory of Judas and Jonathan, in direct disobedience to the orders of Judas, attacked Gorgias and were defeated.

Jamnia as given in Josephus, Ant, XII, viii, 6, is probably the correct reading for Idumaea in 2 Maccabees 12:32. The doings of Gorgias in 2 Maccabees are recorded with some confusion. He was regarded with special hostility by the Jews. In 2 Maccabees 12:35 he is described as "the accursed man."

J. Hutchinson


How Judas Overthrew the Forces of Apollonius and Seron and Killed ...
... The Forces Of Apollonius And Seron And Killed The Generals Of Their Armies Themselves;
And How When, A Little While Afterwards Lysias And Gorgias Were Beaten ...
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Rhetoric and Eloquence
... persuasion. We find almost the same thing in the Gorgias of Plato, but
this is the opinion of that rhetorician, and not of Plato. ...
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Your Apology Says that There are Three Opinions as to the Origin ...
... ship into the port of Rome full of merchandize of all kinds; you set your professorial
chair on high, and represent to us Hermagoras and Gorgias of Leontinum ...
/.../30 your apology says that.htm

Reasons for Veiling the Truth in Symbols.
... But even those myths in Plato (in the Republic, that of Hero the Armenian; and in
the Gorgias, that of Æacus and Rhadamanthus; and in the Phædo, that of ...
/.../clement/the stromata or miscellanies/chapter ix reasons for veiling the.htm

What is the Philosophy which the Apostle Bids us Shun?
... And our struggle, according to Gorgias Leontinus, requires two virtues"boldness
and wisdom,"boldness to undergo danger, and wisdom to understand the enigma ...
/.../clement/the stromata or miscellanies/chapter xi what is the philosophy.htm

How Love Makes Use of Natural, Servile and Mercenary Fear.
... [561] Indeed Plato, in his Gorgias and elsewhere, testifies that there was some
sense of fear among the pagans, not only concerning the chastisements which the ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter xviii how love makes.htm

In the Meantime, Matthathias Dies, Having Appointed in his Own ...
... Lysias, then, selected Ptolemy, Gorgias, Doro, and Nicanor, as generals in the war;
and to these he gave forty thousand infantry, and seven thousand cavalry. ...
/.../severus/life and writings of sulpitius severus /chapter xxi in the meantime.htm

That the Enemies of God are So, not by Nature, but by Will, Which ...
... Footnotes: [529] With this may be compared the argument of Socrates in the Gorgias,
in which it is shown that to escape punishment is worse than to suffer it ...
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These Testimonies of the Soul are Simple as True...
... seqq. Ed. Paris, 1846.]. [1488] [Compare the heathen ideas in Plato: eg the story
Socrates tells in the Gorgias, (near the close) about death and Judgment.]. ...
/.../tertullian/the souls testimony/chapter v these testimonies of.htm

How Judas Subdued the Nations Round About; and How Simon Beat the ...
... There Gorgias, the general of the forces of Jamnia, met them; and upon joining battle
with him, they lost two thousand of their army, [22] and fled away, and ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 8 how judas subdued.htm

... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia GORGIAS. gor'-ji-as (Gorgias): A general
in the service of Antiochus Epiphanes (1 Maccabees 3:38 ...
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Nicanor (1 Occurrence)
... Nicanor was one of the three generals commissioned by Lysias-the others being
Ptolemy, son of Dorymenes, and Gorgias (1 Maccabees 3:38). ...
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... The latter entrusted the actual conduct of hostilities to a great and
well-equipped army, under Ptolemeus, Nicanor and Gorgias. ...
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Jabneh (1 Occurrence)
... When Judas Maccabeus defeated Gorgias and the Syrians he pursued them to the plains
of Jabneel, but did not take the fortress (1 Maccabees 4:15). ...
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Jabneel (2 Occurrences)
... When Judas Maccabeus defeated Gorgias and the Syrians he pursued them to the plains
of Jabneel, but did not take the fortress (1 Maccabees 4:15). ...
/j/jabneel.htm - 11k

Lysias (3 Occurrences)
... Jerusalem and abolish the whole nation." Lysias, accordingly, armed against Judas
Maccabeus a large force under Ptolemy, son of Dorymenes, Nicanor and Gorgias. ...
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Goring (2 Occurrences)

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... which figures often in the Maccabean wars. To this place Judas pursued Gorgias
(APC 1Macc 4:15). It was fortified by the Greek general ...
/g/gazara.htm - 7k

... ez'-dris, es'-dris (Esdris): A leader mentioned in APC 2Macc 12:36 in best texts
and adopted in the Revised Version (British and American) for Gorgias of the ...
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