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“The Arab” with whom the Seleucid King Alexander Balas left his son, young Antiochus, during his battle with Demetrius II (1 Macc 11:39). He may have been the son of Zabdiel (1 Macc 11:16–17).
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IMALKUE (PERSON) [Gk Imalkoue (Ἰμαλκουε)]. Imalkue is mentioned in 1 Macc 11:39 as an Arab ruler, with whom the Seleucid king Alexander Balas left his child Antiochus VI during his struggle with Demetrius II in 146 b.c.e. (cf. Jos. Ant 13.131–32; Diodorus 32.9d, 1.10). The Gk and Lat transcription is
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Imalkue ī-mal-kūʹē [Gk. Imalkouē]; AV SIMALCUE; NEB IMALCUE. An Arabian prince to whom Alexander Balas entrusted the upbringing of his young son Antiochus. Trypho, who had formerly been on the side of Alexander, persuaded Imalkue to set up the young Antiochus (Antiochus VI) against Demetrius, who
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
IMALKUE An Arab chieftain who was in charge of Antiochus, the son of Alexander. Trypho, who had once supported Alexander, sought the aid of Imalkue to have Antiochus crowned king instead of Demetrius. Trypho succeeded and Antiochus became King Antiochus VI. Demetrius’s troops supported the new king and
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Catholic Bible Dictionary
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
IMALCUE<i-mal-ku’-e> ([ Ἰμαλκουή, Imalkoue]; the King James Version Simalcue): An Arabian prince to whom Alexander Balas entrusted the upbringing of his young son Antiochus. Tryphon, who had formerly been on the side of Alexander, persuaded Imalcue to set up the young Antiochus (Antiochus VI) against
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Imalkue i-mal’kyoo-ee (Ιμαλκουε, possibly corresponding to the Heb. name Jamlech). KJV Simalcue. An “Arabian who brought up Antiochus, the son of Alexander” (Jos. Ant. 13.5.1 §131). See Alexander #2. This wording seems to be taken from 1 Macc. 11:39 by Josephus, though Josephus calls him “Malchus” (but
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
IMALCUE, ī-mal-kū´ē (Ἰμαλκουή, Imalkouḗ; AV Simalcue): An Arabian prince to whom Alexander Balas entrusted the upbringing of his young son Antiochus. Tryphon, who had formerly been on the side of Alexander, persuaded Imalcue to set up the young Antiochus (Antiochus VI) against Demetrius, who had
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
ImalkueImalkue was an Arab, the companion and tutor of the young prince Antiochus, son of Alexander Balas. In classic times such a companion was a highly honored and important person, as he had in his hands not only the education of the prince but also his safety.When the devious Trypho sought to set
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5