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(n.) A short, straight, horizontal mark [-], placed over vowels to denote that they are to be pronounced with a long sound; as, a, in dame; /, in s/am, etc.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

ma'-kron (Makron>): Ptolemy Macron who had been appointed by Ptolemy Philmetor VI governor of Cyprus and deserted to Antiochus Epiphanes, king of Syria (2 Maccabees 10:12;). Under Antiochus he was governor of Coele-Syria and Phoenicia (2 Maccabees 8:8). In 1 Maccabees 3:38 and 2 Maccabees 4:45 he is called "Ptolemy the son of Dorymenes." At first he was a fierce and cruel enemy of the Jews and was one of those chosen by Lysias to destroy Israel and reduce Judas Maccabee (same place). Later he apparently relented toward the Jews (2 Maccabees 10:12), fell into disfavor with Antiochus Eupator, before whom he was accused by the king's friends, and was so galled by being constantly called traitor that he ended his life with poison (2 Maccabees 10:13).le in the lowest course of masonry, which may possibly communicate with the western cave. Into this the Jews of Hebron are accustomed to thrust many written prayers and vows to the patriarchs.

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Miracles and Supernatural Religion
... Minor typographical errors have been corrected without note. Variant spellings have
been retained. {=e} represents e with upper macron. To. MBW. ...
/.../ and supernatural religion/title page.htm

... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. MACRON. ma'-kron (Makron>): Ptolemy Macron
who had been appointed by Ptolemy Philmetor VI governor ...
/m/macron.htm - 7k

... The other Ptolemies of Egypt require no mention here. The following are
the apocryphal Ptolemies: (1) Ptolemy Macron. SeeMACRON. ...
/p/ptolemy.htm - 17k

Mad (22 Occurrences)

/m/mad.htm - 19k

... do-rim'-e-nez (Dorumenes): Father of Ptolemy Macron (1 Maccabees 3:38; 2 Maccabees
4:45); probably the same man who fought against Antiochus the Great (Polyb. ...
/d/dorymenes.htm - 6k


/m/maconah.htm - 6k

Poison (17 Occurrences)
... There are no direct records of any person dying of poison except in 2 Maccabees
10:13, where the suicide of Ptolemy Macron is related. ...
/p/poison.htm - 17k

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