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Callisthenes

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CALLISTHENES ( 2Ma 8:33 ). A Syrian, captured by the Jews in a small house, where he had taken refuge after the great victory over Nicanor and Gorgias, in b.c. 165 (cf. 1Ma 4:1-34 ). At a festival in celebration of the victory, the Jews burnt Callisthenes to death, because he had set fire to the portals of the Temple (cf. 1Ma 4:38 ).


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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Callisthenes'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hdb/c/callisthenes.html. 1909.

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