The Syrian general (1 Macc. 3: 38) charged by Lysias with suppressing the Maccabean revolt and routed by Judas near Emmaus in 166 BCE (1 Macc. 4: 14) and at Beth‐horon in 161 BCE (1 Macc. 7: 26, 43).

One of the seven men of good repute appointed to administer charity (Acts 6: 5).