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(Λυσανίας; Lysanías).

[German version]

[1] Tetrarch of Abilene, 1st half of the 1st cent. AD

Tetrarch of Abilene who was introduced by the evangelist Luke (Lc 3:1) for the purpose of synchronization, in the 15th year of the emperor Tiberius = October 27 - September AD 28. He must have died before 37, since Caligula gave his territory to Herodes [8] Agrippa I at that time.


L. Boffo, Iscrizioni Greche e Latine per lo studio della Bibbia, 1994, 171ff.

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Eck, Werner (Cologne) and Baumbach, Manuel (Zürich), “Lysanias”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 29 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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