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Absalom (2)

ABSALOM (2)

(Apocrypha) (Codex Vaticanus, Abessalomos and Abessalom; Codex Alexandrinus, Absalomos, the King James Version Absalon):

  1. Father of Mattathias, a captain of the Jewish army (1 Macc 11:70; Ant, XIII, v, 7).

  2. Father of Jonathan who was sent by Simon Maccabee to take possession of Joppa; perhaps identical with Absalom (1) (1 Macc 13:11; Ant, XIII, vi, 4).

  3. One of two envoys of the Jews, mentioned in a letter sent by Lysias to the Jewish nation (2 Macc 11:17).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ABSALOM (2)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.