The Seleucid empire is important for biblical studies (notably in the Book of Daniel) and the study of Second Temple Judaism. For some of the Seleucid kings mentioned in this article and (always with secret code names) in the Book of Daniel, see here and here. For a bit more on Antiochus XIII, see the article linked to here. For many other PaleoJudaica posts on the Seleucid Empire, start here and follow the links, with subsequent posts here, here, and here.
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