Sosip'ater (Σωσίπατρος, saver of his father, common Greek name), the name of two men in the Apocrypha and New Test.
1. A general of Judas Maccabeus who, in conjunction with Dositheus, defeated Timotheus and took him prisoner (2 Macc. 12:19-24). B.C. cir. 164.
2. A kinsman or fellow tribesman of Paul, mentioned as being with him in the salutations at the end of the Epistle to the Romans (Ro 16:21). A.D. 54. He is probably the same person as SOPATER SEE SOPATER (q.v.) of Beroea (Ac 20:4).