(di uh nee' suhs) GREEK
"the manifest (god) Dionysus"

Not a direct descendant of the Seleucid rulers of Syria, Antiochus VI was the son of Alexander Balas, a lowborn Greek who claimed to be the son of Antiochus IV Epiphanes. Antiochus VI was put forward by the general Trypho, who gained custody of the boy and proclaimed him king in 145 B.C. Having won the support of troops who had been dismissed by the previous ruler, Demetrius II Nicator, Trypho ruled in the name of Antiochus VI for three years, then "killed him and became king in his place" (1 Macc. 13:31).

{E2 Dictionary of Biblical People}

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