), also called Jacimus, or Joachim (Ἰάκειμος
), one of the Jewish priests, who espoused the Syrian cause.
He was made high priest by Demetrius, about B. C. 161, and was installed in his office by the help of a Syrian army.
In consequence of his cruelties he was expelled by the Jews, and obliged to fly to Antioch, but was restored by the help of another Syrian army.
He continued in his office, under the protection of the Syrians, till his death, which happened suddenly (B. C. 159) while he was pulling down the wall of the temple that divided the court of the Gentiles from that of the Israelites. (J. AJ 12.9.7
; 1 Maceab.