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Asaramel
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Possibly a location where a proclamation was made honoring the Hasmoneans’ efforts in the Maccabean revolt (1 Macc 14:27–28). It appears as a place name in the Greek manuscripts, but no known location matches the name; it may actually have been a title for Simon Maccabeus that was changed by textual corruption.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Asaramel
Asaramel (Ἀσαραμελ, Asaramel). Possibly a location where a proclamation was made honoring the Hasmoneans’ efforts in the Maccabean revolt (1 Macc 14:27–28). It appears as a place name in the Greek manuscripts, but no known location matches the name; it may actually have been a title for Simon Maccabeus
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Asaramel (Place)
ASARAMEL (PLACE) [Gk Asaramel (Ἀσαραμελ)]. According to 1 Macc 14:27–28, “on the eighteenth day of Elul, in the one hundred and seventy-second year, which is the third year of Simon the great high priest, in Asaramel in the great assembly of the priests and the people and the rulers of the nation and
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Asaramel
Asaramel ə-sarʹə-mel [GK. Asaramel, Saramel]; AV SARAMEL. A name of uncertain nature in 1 Macc. 14:28, occurring in an inscription. The Vulg., AV, RSV, and NEB take it as a place name. If it was originally Heb. weśar ‘am’ēl (“a prince of the people of God”), it might be a title of Simon the high
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Asaramel
ASARAMEL Enigmatic Hebrew word found in the dedicatory inscription honoring Simon, ruling high priest of Israel and brother of Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc 14:28). Plausible translations of the term are “prince of the people of God” or “court of the people of God.” The Syriac version of the Apocrypha drops
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ASARAMEL
ASARAMEL<a-sar’-a-mel> ([ ʼΑσαραμέλ, Asaramel] or Saramel): A name of uncertain origin occurring in 1 Macc 14:28, in the inscription set up in memory of Simon and the Maccabean family. “On the eighteenth day of Elul, in the hundred and seventy and second year, and this is the third year of Simon
SARAMEL
SARAMEL<sar’-a-mel>: the King James Version = the Revised Version (British and American) ASARAMEL (which see).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Asaramel
Asaramel uh-sair′uh-mel (Ασαραμελ; many mss read Σαραμελ). A name of uncertain origin on the inscription set up in memory of Simon Maccabeus and his brothers (1 Macc. 14:28 [lxx v. 27]; KJV, “Asaramel”). The second part of the name seems to represent the Hebrew words ʿam ʾēl, “people of God.” The first
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Asaramel
ASARAMEL, a-sarʹa-mel (Ἀσαραμέλ, Asaramél or Saramél): A name of uncertain origin occurring in 1 Macc 14:28, in the inscription set up in memory of Simon and the Maccabean family. “On the eighteenth day of Elul, in the hundred and seventy and second year, and this is the third year of Simon the high
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ASARAMEL
ASARAMEL uh-sair´uh-mel [ἀσαραμέλ asaramel]. “Court of the people of God” and title for Simon, “the prince of the people of God” (1 Macc 14:28).