Alexander, name of seven men
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(1) ALEXANDER THE GREAT
King of Macedon, 336-323 B.C. He is mentioned in 1 Mach., i, 1-10; vi, 2. He is also supposed to be spoken of in Dan., ii,39; vii, 6; viii,5-7; xi 3,4.
(2) ALEXANDER BALAS
Eleventh King of Syria, 150-145 B. C. His struggle for the throne, his promises to Jonathan, his pro- Jewish policy may be learned from I Mach., x, 1-89. He was vanquished by his father-in-law, Ptolemy Philometor of Egypt, and Syria thus passed into the hands of Demetrius II ( 1 Maccabees 11:1-19 ).
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