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Mattathias

Mattathias [N] [H] [S]

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  • The son of Amos, in the genealogy of our Lord ( Luke 3:25 ).

  • The son of Semei, in the same genealogy ( Luke 3:26 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Mattathias". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Mattathias [N] [E] [S]

    the gift of the Lord
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
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    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Mattathias'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Mattathias [N] [E] [H]

    (gift of Jehovah ), the Greek form of Mattathiah.

    1. Son of Amos, in the genealogy of Christ. ( Luke 3:25 ) (B.C. after 406.)
    2. Son of Semei. ( Luke 3:26 )
    3. The father of the Maccabees. (B.C. 168 and previous.)

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Mattathias'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    MATTATHIAS

    mat-a-thi'-as (Mattathias). The persons of this name in the Apocrypha are:

    (1) Mattathias the father of the Maccabees.

    See ASMONEANS; MACCABEES.

    (2) One of the 7 who stood on Ezra's right hand as he read the law (1 Esdras 9:43) = "Mattithiah" of Nehemiah 8:4.

    (3) The son--probably the youngest (compare 1 Macc 16:2)--of Simon the Maccabean, treacherously murdered along with his father and his brother Judas by his brother-in-law Ptolemy, son of Abubus in the stronghold of Dok near Jericho in the 177th Seleucid--136-135 BC (1 Macc 16:14).

    (4) Son of Absalom, one of the two "captains of the forces" who in the campaign against Demetrius in the plain of Hazor gallantly supported Judas, enabling the latter to turn an impending defeat into a great victory (1 Macc 11:70).

    (5) One of the three envoys sent by Nicanor to treat with Judas in 161 BC (2 Macc 14:19). No names of envoys are given in the account of 1 Macc 7:27.

    (6) One of the sons of Asom who put away his "strange wife" (1 Esdras 9:33) = the King James Version "Matthias" = "Mattattah" of Ezra 10:33.

    In addition to these two of this name are mentioned in the New Testament:

    (7) Luke 3:25, "son of Amos."

    (8) Luke 3:26, "son of Semein."

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    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'MATTATHIAS'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.