Encyclopedia > Diodotus Tryphon

  Article Content

Diodotus Tryphon

Diodotus Tryphon was king of the Seleucid kingdom of Syria. As a general of the army, he promoted the claims of the infant son of Alexander Balas, but then in 142 deposed and killed the child and himself seized power in Palestine where Demetrius II was unpopular for his oppressive treatment of the Jews. However, internal strife led in 143 to the establishment of Hasmonean rule, and in 138 Diodotus was attacked and defeated in Antioch by Antiochus VII of Side. Diodotus committed suicide.

Preceded by:
Antiochus VI Dionysus
Seleucid dynasty Succeeded by:
Antiochus VII Sidetes

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Great River, New York

... females age 18 and over, there are 97.8 males. The median income for a household in the town is $78,399, and the median income for a family is $89,566. Males have a median ...

This page was created in 43.8 ms