Seleucus IV Philopator

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Seleucus IV Philopator was the second son of Antiochus the Great and the seventh king of the Seleucid Empire.

Judeo-Christian Tradition[change | change source]

According to the book of 2 Maccabees, Seleucus sent Heliodorus (minister) to Judea to tax the Second Temple of Jerusalem but Heliodorus was stopped by angels and came back to Syria empty-handed.

Death[change | change source]

Heliodorus killed Seleucus to take over the Empire but was defeated by Seleucus’s brother Antiochus IV.