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PronouncedPron.MAHL-chus (German "ch"), Mal-Kus
ContributorContrib.LoQuiero on 10/7/2007
Meaning & History
Means "my king" in Hebrew, from the root melek
, meaning "king". According to the Gospel of John in the New Testament, this was the name of a servant of Caiaphas
who participated in the arrest of Jesus at Gethsemane. The apostle Simon Peter cut off Malchus' ear with a sword.