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Who is Seleucus?
        , the name of five kings called the Seleucidae. Seleucus Philopator was the fourth, and is mentioned in the Apocrypha, 1 Mace. 7:1; 2 Mace. 3:3, and elsewhere. He was the son of Antiochus the Great, whom he succeeded, b.c. 187. His policy toward the Jews was conciliatory. In 2 Mace. 3 there is an interesting account of the attempt he made to plunder the temple and how signally he failed. Heliodorus, who was the agent in this business, poisoned him, b.c. 175. He was succeeded by Antiochus Epiphanes. Daniel describes him, Dan 11:20, as "a raiser of taxes," because he had to resort to extraordinary measures to raise the requisite revenues.

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Schaff, Philip, Dr. "Biblical Definition for 'seleucus' in Schaffs Bible Dictionary". - Schaff's

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