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Aristobulus (Roman)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Aristobulus the Roman
Aristobulus the Roman (Ἀριστόβουλος, Aristoboulos). 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.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Aristobulus (Person)
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
Aristobulus (of Rome)
5. An inhabitant of Rome, certain of whose household are saluted by Paul (Rom. 16:10). He was probably a grandson of Herod and brother of Herod Agrippa, a man of great wealth, and intimate with the emperor Claudius.M. O. Evans
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Aristobulus
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
Aristobulus
ARISTOBULUS (Greek, “excellent counselor”) A man in Rome to whom Paul sends greeting in Romans (16:10). Aristobulus was probably head of the household; it is also possible that he was a relative of King Herod Agrippa I.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Aristobulus, St
Aristobulus, St. In Rom. 16:10 St *Paul sent greeting to the ‘household of Aristobulus’ (τοὺς ἐκ τῶν Ἀριστοβούλου). Nothing further is known of this Aristobulus, unless he be the grandson of *Herod the Great and friend of the Emp. Claudius of this name. It is possible that he came to be considered
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Aristobulus
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
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