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Tryphon


Try’phon, a usurper of the Syrian throne. His proper name was Diodotus, and the surname Tryphon was given to him or adopted by him after his accession to power. He was a native of Cariana. 1 Macc. 11:39; 12:39–50, etc. “Tryphon, by treason and successive wars, gained supreme power, killed Antiochus and assumed the throne. The coins bear his head as Antiochus and Trypho.”

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Tryphon.