- Alexander (Name of Seven Men)
- Alexander (Name of Seven Men)Alexander, name of seven men† Catholic_Encyclopedia ► Alexander, name of seven men(1) ALEXANDER THE GREATKing of Macedon, 336-323 B. c. He is mentioned in 1 Mach., i, 1-10; vi, 2. He is also supposed to be spoken of in Dan., ii,39; vii, 6; viii,5-7; xi 3,4.(2) ALEXANDER BALASEleventh King of Syria, 150-145 B. C. His struggle for the throne, his promises to Jonathan, his pro-Jewish policy may be learned from I Mach., x, 1-89. He was vanquished by his father-in-law, Ptolemy Philometor of Egypt, and Syria thus passed into the hands of Demetrius II (1 Mach., xi, 1-19).(3) ALEXANDERA son of Simon of Cyrene mentioned by St. Mark (xv, 21) who carried the Cross after Jesus.(4) ALEXANDERA member of the court that tried Peter and John (Acts, iv, 6); some identify him with Alexander Lysimachus the brother of Philo and friend of Claudius before he ascended the throne.(5) ALEXANDERA Jew or a Jewish Christian (Acts, xix, 33,34) who attempted to defend St. Paul in his Ephesian difficulty — some identify him with the son of Simon of Cyrene.(6) ALEXANDERAn Ephesian Christian who apostatized (1 Tim., i, 20), and who together vith Hymeneus was delivered up to Satan by the Apostles.(7) ALEXANDERA coppersmith of Ephesus (2 Tim., iv, 14,15), who did much evil to St. Paul. Some identify him with the Alexander mentioned under the preceding number.A. J. MAASTranscribed by Gerard Haffner
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