Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The title of the governor or chief magistrate of the Jews in Alexandria under the Ptolemies and Roman emperors. Also written arabarch.

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Examples

  • Finally, when her husband was short of money and had to escape his debtors under cover, Cyprus used her charms to secure a loan for him from Alexander, the alabarch (chief magistrate) of the Jewish community in Alexandria (Ant. 18: 160).

    Herodian Women.

  • Alexander Lysimachus was not only the governor of the Jewish community, but also the alabarch, _i. e._, ruler of the whole Delta region, and enjoyed the confidence of Mark Antony, who appointed him guardian of his second daughter Antonia, the mother of Germanicus and the Roman emperor Claudius.

    Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria

  • At the head of this assembly, on the highest throne, was seated the alabarch, the brother of Philo.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • In the riots which ensued upon the attempt to deprive the Jews of their religious freedom his brother the alabarch was imprisoned; [40] and he himself was called upon to champion the Alexandrian community in its hour of need.

    Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria

  • Their principal, the alabarch, was talking eagerly with the philosopher

    Arachne — Volume 06

  • "But there, too, is Apollodorus, the alabarch of the Jews, and the heavy money-bag Archias --"

    Arachne — Volume 06

  • After these came the civic authorities, the members of the senate, and then, as representing the large Jewish colony in the city, their alabarch or head-man.

    A Thorny Path — Complete

  • After these came the civic authorities, the members of the senate, and then, as representing the large Jewish colony in the city, their alabarch or head - man.

    A Thorny Path — Volume 05

  • Then, in spite of the efforts of the governor and the alabarch to detain them, in the hope of pacifying the potentate, as soon as they heard the word "go," they hurried out; and, for better or for worse, the few bolder spirits had to follow.

    A Thorny Path — Volume 05

  • [30] This Alexander, the alabarch, or governor of the Jews, at

    Antiquities of the Jews

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