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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
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
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
ARISTOBULUSAristobulus was a Jewish philosopher who lived in Alexandria during the second century B.C. He wrote commentaries on the Old Testament. Some of the early Christians believed that he was also one of the translators of the Septuagint.According to Aristobulus, the fire [on Sinai] was seen while
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