Aristobulus (Son of John Hyrcanus)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Aristobulus I
Aristobulus I (Ἀριστόβουλος, Aristoboulos). The high priest and king of Judaea from 104–103 bc. The first of the Hasmoneans to adopt the title of “king.”
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 (Son of John Hyrcanus)
1. Son of the Maccabean John Hyrcanus. He assumed the power and also the title of king after his father’s death (105 b.c.). He associated with himself, as co-regent, his brother Antigonus (Josephus Ant. xiii.11), though by the will of his father the government was entrusted to his mother. He cast three
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
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Aristobolus.—Name of princes and high-priests of the Jews. Aristobolus I. Son of John Hyrcanus, and King of Judea (106–105 b.c.). His Hebrew name was Judah. Aristobolus II.—Son of Alexander Jannæus; died about 48 b.c. Aristobolus III.—A Jewish prince, who was made high-priest by Herod I. Herod had him
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
Aristobulus I (105–104 BCE)
Aristobulus I (105–104 bce)Judas Aristobulus I was the first Hasmonean leader to use the title “king,” much to the distress of many of the Jews. They felt that just as God had warned them against kings a thousand years before when Saul became their ruler, so God had freed them of kings after the Babylonian
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
2. Aristobulus I (104–103 BCE)
2. Aristobulus I (104–103 bce)Even though Aristobulus reigned for only one year, most of Josephus’s description is taken up with how he was tricked into having his brother Antigonus killed, along with an anecdote about the remarkable prognostications of Judah the Essene. We thus learn little about Aristobulus’