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a town of Asia Minor, whose inhabitants (Μαλλώται ,Vulg. lallotce, A. V. "they of Mallos"), with the people of Tarsus, revolted from Antiochus Epiphanes because he had bestowed them on one of his concubines (2 Maccabees 4:30). The absence of the king from Antioch to put down the insurrection gave the infamous Menelaus, the high-priest, an opportunity of purloining some of the sacred vessels from the Temple of Jerusalem (2 Maccabees 4:32; 2 Maccabees 4:39), an act which finally led to the murder of the good Onias (2 Maccabees 4:34-35). Mallos was an important city of Cilicia, lying at the mouth of the Pyramus (Seihun), on the shore of the Mediterranean, northeast of Cyprus, and about twenty miles from Tarsus (Tersû s). (See Smith, Dict. of Class. Geography.)

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Mallos'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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