They only took certain moneys which their parents had, and garments that belonged unto their friends, whereby they might remember them when far away; and they took also the dog Ketmehr, which was the property of their neighbor Malchus
, because the beast did run his head into a noose which one of the young men was carrying carelessly, and they had not time to release him; and they took also certain chickens that seemed lonely in the neighboring coops, and likewise some bottles of curious liquors that stood near the grocer's window; and then they departed from the city.
One of these "kings" was named Malchus
(approximate ruling dates 580-550 BC), which means king if we accept that this is a variation of Malik or mlk.
The subject of the Life of Paul appears to have no substantial foundation in historical fact, (15) and Malchus
, the first-person narrator of the Captive Monk, if he was a historic character, remained unknown outside the village of Maronia, where he settled in old age.
What did Malchus
hear right after Simon Peter hacked off his ear?
My advice to those who rush in enthusiastically to 'save the faith' is to remember Peter who cut the ear of Malchus
to save Jesus.
1) The three lives--of Paul, Malchus
, and Hilarion--are found in the critical edition of Sources Chretiennes (SC) 508.
The parody here reaches its peak as Malchus
even quotes the Nicene Creed: 'Et iterum venturus est cum gloria judicare vivos et mortuos' [And he will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead].
Peter attempts to foil Jesus' arrest by cutting off the right ear of Malchus
, the slave of the High Priest (cf Jn 18:10).
In Luke's account, Jesus even restored the ear of Malchus
48) Four of the six attackers whose faces are visible wear hats and one has red hair, both characteristics of other medieval depictions of Jews; in the lower left corner, Malchus
, the servant of Caiaphas, is also depicted with brown skin and red hair.
The book, Hilter's Alchemists - The Secret Attempts to manufacture gold in Dachau, by Helmut Werner, claims that Himmler's personal alchemist, Karl Malchus
, convinced the SS chief that he could make the metal.
One of these seven sleepers, Malchus
, walked into town and was startled by the crosses atop several buildings.