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Bacchides (βακχίδης, bakchidēs). A governor and a friend of both Antiochus Epiphanes (175–164 bc) and Demetrius Soter (162–150 bc) (1 Macc 7:8). Bacchides conquered Judaea at the request of Demetrius. He did so on behalf of the high priest Alcimus, who had reported to Demetrius that Judas Maccabeus was