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Sostratus

SOSTRATUS sŏs’ trə təs (Σώστρατος; Σόστρατος). The governor of the citadel at Jerusalem under [[Antiochus IV]] (Epiphanes). He tried to obtain from the high priest, Menelaus, the sum of money which the latter had promised to pay the king to be appointed high priest, but Menelaus refused. As a result, both Menelaus and Sostratus were summoned to appear before the king. Beyond this story, Sostratus is not known (2 Macc 4:27ff.).