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27. One of the friends and ministers of Antiochus Epiphanes, king of Syria, who was appointed by him on his deathbed (B. C. 164) to be the guardian of his son Antiochus V. He returned to Syria, bearing with him the signet ring of the deceased monarch, and assumed the government during the absence of the young king and Lysias (who had been previously appointed regent) in Judaea. But on receiving the intelligence Lysias hastened to make peace with Judas Maccabaeus, and returned to oppose Philip, whom he defeated and put to death. (J. AJ 12.9. ยงยง 2, 6, 7.)


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