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A man mentioned by Paul in Romans 16:10. A tradition exists which says that Aristobulus was Barnabas’ brother, and later became a missionary to Britain.
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ARISTOBULUS (PERSON) [Gk Aristoboulos (Ἀριστοβουλος)]. Several significant people in ancient and sacred history. It is a common Greek name meaning “best counselor.” See also ARISTOBULUS (OT PSEUDEPIGRAPHA).1. Greek historian who accompanied Alexander the Great on his campaigns. At 85 years of age he
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Aristobulus (Gk. Aristóboulos)1. Aristobulus I, the eldest son of John Hyrcanus; also called Judas (Yehuda). According to Josephus he was the first of that dynasty to claim the title of king. While Hyrcanus had transferred authority over the realm to his wife, Aristobulus seized the throne, imprisoning
Catholic Bible Dictionary
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Aristobulus [ar-uh-stob-yoo-lus] (Ἀριστόβουλος, “Best Counsel”) (1) a teacher of Ptolemy to whom Judas Maccabeus wrote letters (2 Macc. 1:10) (2) Judas Aristobulus I, the oldest son of John Hyrcanus and the first to call himself king of Judea (reigned one year, 104–103 bce); not mentioned by name