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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

the gift of the Lord

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(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.)
Easton's Bible Dictionary

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

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

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

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

(1) Mattathias the father of the 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 Maccabees 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 B.C. (1 Maccabees 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 Maccabees 11:70).

(5) One of the three envoys sent by Nicanor to treat with Judas in 161 B.C. (2 Maccabees 14:19). No names of envoys are given in the account of 1 Maccabees 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."

S. Angus

3161. Mattathias -- Mattathias, an Israelite name
... 3160, 3161. Mattathias. 3162 . Mattathias, an Israelite name. Part of
Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: Mattathias Phonetic ...
// - 6k

3160. Mattatha -- Mattatha, an Israelite
... Mattatha. Probably a shortened form of Mattathias (compare soterion); Mattatha
(ie Mattithjah), an Israelite -- Mattatha. see GREEK Mattathias. ...
// - 6k

3159. Matthias -- Matthias.
... Matthias. Apparently a shortened form of Mattathias; Matthias (ie Mattithjah), an
Israelite -- Matthias. see GREEK Mattathias. (maththian) -- 2 Occurrences. ...
// - 6k

3158. Matthat -- Mathat.
... Mathat. Probably a shortened form of Mattathias; Matthat (ie Mattithjah),
the name of two Israelites -- Mathat. see GREEK Mattathias. ...
// - 6k


How, Upon Antiochus's Prohibition to the Jews to Make Use of the ...
... CHAPTER 6. How, Upon Antiochus's Prohibition To The Jews To Make Use Of The Laws
Of Their Country Mattathias, The Son Of Asamoneus, Alone Despised The King ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 6 how upon antiochuss.htm

The Maccabees.
... The father, Mattathias, declared with a loud voice that he would permit no such
dishonour to his God, and the first Jew who approached to offer incense, was by ...
// chosen people/lesson xviii the maccabees.htm

C. The Genealogy of Jesus. Ch. 3:23-38
... of Joseph, the son of Heli, 24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi,
the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph, 25 the son of Mattathias, the son ...
/.../erdman/the gospel of luke an exposition/c the genealogy of jesus.htm

Genealogy According to Luke.
... was his son-in-law] of Heli, 24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of
Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph, 25 the son of Mattathias, the son ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/iv genealogy according to luke.htm

The Attack on the Scriptures
... Now there was an old priest named Mattathias who, with his four sons, had never
listened to the cunning temptations of the heathen Greeks. ...
/.../duff/the bible in its making/chapter vi the attack on.htm

... 2. Why was the family of Mattathias called Asmonean? 3. How was Mattathias first
roused to resistance? 4. What purification did Mattathias make? ...
// chosen people/questions.htm

That God is So Angry against Idolatry, that He Has Even Enjoined ...
... thee, if thou wilt hear the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt observe His precepts."
[3727] Remembering which precept and its force, Mattathias slew him who ...
// treatises of cyprian/5 that god is so.htm

... with an early period of the Captivity than with a later age, when Simon Maccabeus
is said to have had the title nsy' on his coins; and Mattathias is called ...
/.../daubney/the three additions to daniel a study/chronology.htm

Josephus and the Works which He Has Left.
... He himself gives us information on this point in the following words: [667] "Josephus,
the son of Mattathias, a priest of Jerusalem, who himself fought against ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter ix josephus and the works.htm

Index I.
... Martin, D., 20, 133. Martini, 12, 185, 229. Mary, Passing of, 237. Maskell, 90.
Mattathias, 68. Maurer, 227, 228. Melito, 132. Merrick, 94. Methodius, 161, 166. ...
/.../daubney/the three additions to daniel a study/index i.htm

Mattathias (2 Occurrences)
...MATTATHIAS. mat-a-thi'-as (Mattathias). The persons of this name in the Apocrypha
are: (1) Mattathias the father of the Maccabees. ...Mattathias (2 Occurrences). ...
/m/mattathias.htm - 8k

... PALESTINE UNDER THE MACCABEES 1. Mattathias 2. Judas 3. Jonathan 4. Simon 5. John
Hyrcanus 6. John and Eleazar LITERATURE The name Maccabeus was first applied ...
/m/maccabaeus.htm - 17k

... Hither Mattathias, a priest of the sons of Joarib, retired when he had seen with
a burning heart "the blasphemies that were committed in Judah and in Jerus ...
/m/modin.htm - 10k

Mattathi'as (2 Occurrences)
Mattathi'as. Mattathias, Mattathi'as. Mattattah . ... Luke 3:25 the 'son' of Mattathias,
the 'son' of Amos, the 'son' of Naum, the 'son' of Esli, (See RSV). ...
/m/mattathi'as.htm - 6k

...Mattathias, an aged priest, then residing at Modin, a city to the west of Jerusalem,
became now the courageous leader of the national party; and having fled to ...
/m/maccabees.htm - 52k

... of the family Joarib (Ant., XII, vi, 1; 1 Maccabees 2:1; 1 Chronicles 24:7). The
name "Maccabee," from the surname of Judas, the son of Mattathias, may be ...
/a/asmoneans.htm - 27k

Naggai (2 Occurrences)
... Naggai (2 Occurrences). Luke 3:25 the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son
of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai, (WEB WEY ASV BBE DBY NAS NIV). ...
/n/naggai.htm - 7k

... the two races indicated in John 4:9, "For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans."
Among those who refused to be enrolled as Antiochians was Mattathias, an aged ...
/a/antiochians.htm - 10k

... af'-us, ap'-fus: A name borne by Jonathan, the fifth son of Mattathias (Apphous,
1 Maccabees 2:5). All the brothers, according to this passage, had double names ...
/a/apphus.htm - 7k

Jonathan (109 Occurrences)
... (16) (Ionathes, 1 Maccabees 2:5; 13-Sep; and Inathan 2 Maccabees 8:22; Swete reads
Ionathes): The Maccabee surnamed Apphus in 1 Maccabees 2:5, son of Mattathias...
/j/jonathan.htm - 59k

Bible Concordance
Mattathias (2 Occurrences)

Luke 3:25 the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai,

Luke 3:26 the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Joseph, the son of Judah,



Mattathias: An Ancestor of Jesus

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