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Malchus
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Malchus
Malchus (Μάλχος, Malchos). A servant of Caiaphas whose right ear was cut off by Peter (John 18:10).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Malchus (Person)
MALCHUS (PERSON) [Gk Malchos (Μαλχος)]. 1. See CLEODEMUS MALCHUS.2. Malchus was a slave or servant of the high priest (probably Caiaphas—cf. John 18:13); Peter cut off his right ear when Jesus was arrested in Gethsemane (John 18:10). Only the gospel of John records Malchus’ name. All four Gospels state
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Malchus
Malchus. Name of a slave of the high priest in John 18:10. At the time of Jesus’ arrest Peter struck Malchus with a sword, cutting off his right ear. In Matthew 26:51; Mark 14:47, and Luke 22:50, 51, no name is given for this person. According to Luke, Jesus immediately healed the wound.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Malchus
Malchus malʹkes [Gk. Malchos]. The servant of the high priest, whose right ear was cut off by Peter when Jesus was arrested (Jn. 18:10). The Gospel of John alone names the assailant and the victim (cf. Mk. 14:47; Mt. 26:51; Lk. 22:50). All four Gospels report that the victim was a servant or slave (doúlos)
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Malchus
MALCHUS Name of a slave of the high priest in John 18:10. At the time of Jesus’ arrest, Peter struck Malchus with a sword, cutting off his right ear. In Matthew 26:51, Mark 14:47, and Luke 22:50–51, no name is given for this person. According to Luke, Jesus immediately healed the wound.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Malchus
Malchus (mal´kuhs), in John 18:10, the high priest’s slave whose right ear was severed by Peter when Jesus was arrested; he is not named in the other Gospels. According to Luke 22:51, Jesus healed his ear.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Malchus
MALCHUS. A slave of the high priest Caiaphas (Jn 18:10, NASB). Being foremost among those who seized Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane, he was wounded by the sword of the apostle Peter who cut off his right ear. All four Gospel writers mention the incident (Mt 26:51; Mk 14:47; Lk 22:50) but John includes
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Malchus
MALCHUS (Gk. Malchos from Heb. meleḵ, ‘king’). The high priest’s servant whose ear Peter cut off when Jesus was arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane (Mt. 26:51; Mk. 14:47; Lk. 22:50; Jn. 18:10). Only John mentions the man’s name, thus confirming his close acquaintance with the high priest Caiaphas and
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Malchus
Malchus (Gk. Málchos)A servant (perhaps a Nabatean) of the high priest Caiaphas whose right ear Peter inexplicably cut off at Gethsemane (John 18:10). According to Luke 22:51 Jesus restored the ear.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Malchus
Malchus [mălˊkəs] (Gk. Malchos, from Sem. mlk “king”). A servant (perhaps a Nabatean) of the high priest Caiaphas whose right ear Peter inexplicably cut off at Gethsemane (John 18:10). According to Luke 22:51 Jesus restored the ear.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Malchus
MALCHUS A slave of the high priest Caiaphas. At the time of Jesus’s arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, Peter cut off Malchus’s right ear with a sword (Matt 26:51; Mark 14:47; Luke 22:50; John 18:10). Although all four Gospels record the event, only John mentions the high priest’s servant by name. John
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Malchus
Mal´chus (king or kingdom), the name of the servant of the high priest whose right ear Peter cut off at the time of the Saviour’s apprehension in the garden. Matt. 26:51; Mark 14:47; Luke 22:49–51; John 18:10.
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