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Theodotus

THEODOTUS the ŏd’ ə təs (Θεόδοτος). 1. One of the three ambassadors sent by Nicanor to Judas Maccabeus to make peace (2 Macc 14:19). 2. A man who plotted to assassinate Ptolemy Philopator, but his plot was foiled by Dositheus (3 Macc 1:2). International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915) (Theodotos): (1) One of the three ambassadors sent by the Syrian general Nicanor to Judas to make peace (2 Macc 14:19). (2) One who plotted to assassinate Ptolemy Philopator, but was prevented by a Jew, Dositheos (3 Macc 1:2 f).