Alcimus
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ALCIMUS

al'-si-mus ('elyaqum, "God will rise"; Alkimos, "valiant"): A high priest for three years, 163-161 B.C., the record of whose career may be found in 1 Maccabees 7:4-50; 9:1-57; 2 Maccabees 14; see also Ant, XII, 9-11; XX, 10. He was a descendant of Aaron, but not in the high-priestly line (1 Maccabees 7:14; also Ant, XX, 10); and being ambitious for the office of high priest, he hastened to Antioch to secure the favor and help of the new king, Demetrius, who had just overthrown Antiochus Eupator and made himself king. Alcimus was of the Grecianizing party, and therefore bitterly opposed by the Maccabees. Demetrius sent a strong army under Bacchides to establish him in the high-priesthood at Jerusalem. The favor with which Alcimus was received by the Jews at Jerusalem on account of his Aaronic descent was soon turned to hate by his cruelties. When Bacchides and his army returned to Antioch, Simon Maccabeus attacked and overcame Alcimus, and drove him also to Syria. There he secured from Demetrius another army, led by Nicanor, who, failing to secure Simon by treachery, joined battle with him, but was defeated and killed. A third and greater army, under Bacchides again, was dispatched to save the falling fortunes of Alcimus. Now Simon was overwhelmed and slain, Alcimus established as high priest and a strong force left in Jerusalem to uphold him. But he did not long enjoy his triumph, since he died soon after from a paralytic stroke.

Edward Mack

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How Bacchides, the General of Demetrius's Army, Made an Expedition ...
... Success; And How Nicanor Was Sent A Little Afterward Against Judas And Perished,
Together With His Army; As Also Concerning The Death Of Alcimus And The ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 10 how bacchides the.htm

At that Time Judah Besieged the Syrians who were Posted in the ...
... And first the army was led by a certain man named Bacchides, and by Alcimus, a Jew;
Nicanor, being afterwards placed at the head of the war, fell in battle. ...
/.../severus/life and writings of sulpitius severus /chapter xxiii at that time.htm

Concerning the Death of Antiochus Epiphane. How Antiochus Eupator ...
... How Antiochus Eupator Fought Against Juda And Besieged Him In The Temple And
Afterwards Made Peace With Him And Departed; Of Alcimus And Onias. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 9 concerning the death.htm

The Maccabees.
... "Woe to the idol shepherd who had left his flock!" Another half heathen, named Alcimus,
was appointed in his place, and when the Jews would not receive him ...
//christianbookshelf.org/yonge/the chosen people/lesson xviii the maccabees.htm

Appendix iv. An Abstract of Jewish History from the Reign of ...
... xii.4.10), Onias III., Jason (Ant. xii.5.1), Menelaus, and Alcimus (Ant. xii ... rashness.
Aided by the Syrians, Alcimus seized the Pontificate. ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/appendix iv an abstract of.htm

The City of God. Index of Subjects.
... Ages of ages, [46]238, etc. Aionun, [47]326. Albans, the wickedness of the
war waged by the Romans against, [48]49. Alcimus, [49]388. ...
/.../augustine/on christian doctrine in four books /the city of god index.htm

Letter ccclviii. Libanius to Basil.
... I hear that Alcimus in his old age is venturing on a young man's exploits, and is
hurrying to Rome, after imposing on you the labour of remaining with the lads ...
/.../basil/basil letters and select works/letter ccclviii libanius to basil.htm

That the Jews Ceased to have Prophets after the Rebuilding of the ...
... But not long after, one Alcimus, although an alien from the sacerdotal tribe,
was, through ambition, made pontiff, which was an impious thing. ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 45 that the jews ceased.htm

The Antiquities of the Jews
... How Antiochus Eupator Fought Against Juda And Besieged Him In The Temple And Afterwards
Made Peace With Him And Departed; Of Alcimus And Onias. CHAPTER 10. ...
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Infancy and Youth of Jesus --His First Impressions.
... But there might have been an artificial substitution of one for the other, just
as Joseph was called "Hegissippus," the Eliakim "Alcimus," &c.]. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/renan/the life of jesus/chapter ii infancy and youth.htm

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Alcimus
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia ALCIMUS. ...Alcimus was of the Grecianizing
party, and therefore bitterly opposed by the Maccabees. ...
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Demetrius (3 Occurrences)
... Octavius (Polyb. xxi.23); and he then tried to secure the Hellenizing party by sending
his friend BACCHIDES (which see) to make the wicked Alcimus high priest. ...
/d/demetrius.htm - 17k

Nicanor (1 Occurrence)
... and Lysias (the last two at the hands of Demetrius (1 Maccabees 7:2)), Nicanor appears
again under King Demetrius in the struggle between Alcimus and Judas. ...
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Pharisees (86 Occurrences)
... 1. Associated at First with Hasmoneans, but Later Abandon Them: When Bacchides appeared
against Jerusalem with Alcimus in his camp, this feeling against Judas ...
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Asmoneans
...Alcimus, leader of the disloyal Jews and a mortal enemy of Judas, was made high
priest and he prayed Demetrius, who had captured the Syrian throne, to come to ...
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Mesaloth
... mes'-a-loth (Messaloth, Maisaloth): A place mentioned in the account of the march
of Bacchides and Alcimus into Judah, as "in Arbela" (1 Maccabees 9:2). If ...
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Bacchides
... Compare ALCIMUS; BETHBASI; JONATHAN; JUDAS MACCABAEUS; ADASA; NICANOR. less importance
than some modern scholars have attempted to demonstrate. AL Breslich. ...
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Albeit (2 Occurrences)

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Alcove (2 Occurrences)

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Arbela
... and encampment of Bacchides. The former says that "Demetrius sent Bacchides
and Alcimus into the land of Judea. who went forth by ...
/a/arbela.htm - 9k



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