Onias II

(fl. 3rd cent BCE)
   High priest, grandson of Onias I. He wished to free the Jewish people from the yoke of Ptolemaic Egypt; in pursuit of this aim he conspired with the enemies of Ptolemy III and withheld payment of taxes. Ptolemy responded by threatening to expel the Jews from Judea, but was pacified through the intervention of Onias' nephew, Joseph son of Tobias.

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  • Onias — • Name of several Jewish high priests who lived two and three centuries before Christ Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Onias     Onias      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Onias IV — (Hebrew: חוֹנִיּוֹ‎ Ḥōniyyō) is the designation given to the son of Onias III and the lawful heir of the legitimate high priests. He had reason to hope that the victory of the national party under Judas Maccabeus would place him in the office of… …   Wikipedia

  • Onias — (Hebrew: חוֹנִיּוֹ‎ Honio, also Honiyya or Honiyahu) was the name of several Jewish high priests at the time of the Second Temple, described by such sources as Josephus: Onias I, son of Jaddua and high priest in the late 4th and early 3rd century …   Wikipedia

  • Onias I — (Hebrew Honiyya or Honio ben Jaddua) was the son of the Jaddua mentioned in Nehemiah.[1] According to Josephus, this Jaddua is said to have been a contemporary of Alexander the Great.[2] I Maccabees regards Onias as a contemporary of the Spartan… …   Wikipedia

  • Onias II — (Hebrew חוֹנִיּוֹ Ḥōniyyō Honio or Honiyya ben Shimon; Greek Onias Simonides) was the son of Simon the Just. He was still a minor when his father died, so that his uncle Eleazar, and after him the latter s uncle Manasseh, officiated as high… …   Wikipedia

  • Onias — († 63 v. Chr.) war – wie der jüdische Geschichtsschreiber Flavius Josephus berichtet – ein in der Nähe von Jerusalem lebender „gerechter und Gott wohlgefälliger“ Jude, der durch sein Gebet während einer Dürreperiode erfolgreich Regen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Onías IV — Onías IV, Sumo Sacerdote nominal de Jerusalén (160 a. C.). Hijo y sucesor del depuesto Onías III, se vio suplantado por Alcimo, jefe del partido helenista. Onías tuvo que huir a Egipto, donde fue protegido por el rey Ptolomeo VI, que le …   Wikipedia Español

  • Onías I — Onías I, Sumo Sacerdote de Jerusalén (323 a. C. 300 a. C.). Hijo y sucesor de Jaddua. Recibió a Alejandro Magno cuando el rey macedonio entró en Jerusalén. Onías aparece en el libro primero de los Macabeos, donde se cita la… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Onías II — Onías II, Sumo Sacerdote de Jerusalén. Hijo del Sumo Sacerdote Simón I el Justo, alcanzó el cargo tras los pontificados de sus tíos Eleazar y Manasés. Durante su sumo sacerdocio, hacia el 200 a. C., Judea fue invadida por Antioco III… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Onīas — (hebr., d.i. der Herr ist meine Kraft), 1) O. I., Hoherpriester der Juden, Nachfolger des Jaddus, zur Zeit Alexanders des Großen, Vater des Hohenpriesters Simon. 2) O. II., Sohn des Hohenpriesters Simon des Gerechten, war erst Hohervriester,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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