2. One of the chief leaders among the Jews at the time that Cassius Longinus was in Syria, B. C. 43.
He had failed in payment of the tribute which he was appointed to collect, on which account Cassius was about to put him to death, and he was with difficulty saved by the intercession of Hyrcanus and Antipater.
But, far from being grateful to Antipater for the service thus rendered him, Malichus began to form designs against his life, and at length succeeded in removing him by poison. Herod, the son of Antipater, for a time dissembled his desire of vengeance, and pretended to be reconciled to Malichus, who obtained a high place in the favour of Hyrcanus; but he soon took an opportunity to have him assassinated by a band of soldiers. (J. AJ 14.11
2-6, B. J.