Occurrences: 1 (see notes regarding indirect references)
First Reference:Yeshua 3:27
Now there followed from a distance Judas of Kerioth, and being made witness to all
these things he hurried unto Jerusalem, and when he was come unto the temple, he
called Malchus, the captain of the guard, and commanded that he should take him to
the chief priests and elders.
Summary: In the days of Yeshua, Malchus was the captain of the temple guard in Jerusalem
(Y:3:27). Judas likely interacted with Malchus whenever he went to the temple to
report to Caiaphas and the elders. While Malchus is not mentioned by name anywhere
else in scripture, it can be assumed that the ‘captain of the guard’ present at Yeshua’s
arrest was Malchus (Y:46:38-40). When Judas rushed forth to save Yeshua during the
illegal trial at the home of Caiaphas, the ‘captain of the guard’ withheld Judas
and commanded he be imprisoned until Yeshua was dead (Y:46:59-60).
The Bible presents Malchus as a servant of Caiaphas, who, during the arrest of Yeshua,
was attacked by Simon and lost his right ear (John 18:10-11). This event is not mentioned
in the book of Yeshua.
38. And the Lord, knowing all things which would shortly come upon him, went forth
unto the captain of the guard, saying: “Whom do you seek?”
39. And the captain answered him, saying: “We seek Yeshua of Nazareth.” The Lord
said: “I am he.”
40. When the captain heard this, he withdrew a little ways to speak with Judas. Again
the Lord spoke unto him, saying: “Have you authority to take these also?”
41. He answered the Lord, saying: “No, my Lord.” Then spoke the Master unto him,
saying: “Let these then go their way, and you shall have me.”
42. So they took the Lord and did bind him with strong cord, and they took him speedily
unto the house of Caiaphas the High Priest.
But there rushed forth to save the Master, Judas which did betray him, saying: “Lord,
Lord, save yourself! God will hear you!”
And the captain of the guard did lay hold of him and commanded that Judas be kept
in the prison until the Lord was dead; and they did take him away amidst great tears