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( Ε᾿Πιφανής , Manifest, hence Famous), an epithet given to the gods when appearing to men, The Syrian king Antiochus, brother of Seleucus, coming fortunately into Syria a little after the death of his brother, was regarded as some propitious deity, and was hence called Epiphanes the Splendid ( 1 Maccabees 1:10;  1 Maccabees 10:1;  2 Maccabees 4:17;  2 Maccabees 10:9). (See Antiochus) 3.