Matthias
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Matthias

Mattithiah, same as Mattathias

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Matthias

(gift of God), the apostle elected to fill the place of the traitor Judas. (Acts 1:26) All beyond this that we know of him for certainty is that he had been a constant attendant upon the Lord Jesus during the whole course of his ministry; for such was declared by St. Peter to be the necessary qualification of one who was to be a witness of the resurrection. It is said that he preached the gospel and suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Matthias

One of the disciples who continued with our Savior from his baptism to his ascension, Acts 1:21-26, and was after the ascension associated with the eleven apostles. We know nothing further of him.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Gift of God. Acts 1:23.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MATTHIAS

ma-thi'-as (Matthias, or Maththias; Mattithyah, "given of Yah"): Matthias was the one upon whom the lot fell when he, along with Joseph Barsabbas, was put forward to fill up the place in the apostleship left vacant by Judas Iscariot (Acts 1:15-26). This election was held at Jerusalem, and the meeting was presided over by Peter. The conditions demanded of the candidates were that they should "have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and went out among us, beginning from the baptism of John, unto the day that he was received up from us," and that the one chosen should "become a witness with us of his resurrection" (Acts 1:21, 22). The mode of procedure was by lot, and with prayer was the election made (compare Acts 1:24).

Hilgenfeld identifies Matthias with Nathanael (compare NATHANAEL). He was traditionally the author of the "Gospel of Matthias," a heretical work referred to by Origen (Hom. on Luke, i), by Eusebius (Historia Ecclesiastica, III, 25, 6) and by Hieronymus (Proem in Matth.). No trace of it is left. The Gnostic Basilides (circa 133 A.D.) and his son Isidor claimed to ground their doctrine in the "Gospel of Basilides" on the teaching Matthias received directly from the Saviour (Hippol., vii.20) (compare Hennecke, Neutestamentliche Apokryphen, 167). Various parts of the apocryphal "Contendings of the Apostles" deal with the imprisonment and blinding of Matthias by the Ethiopian cannibals, and his rescue by Andrew (compare Budge, Contendings of the Apostles, II, 163, 164, 267-88; see also ANDREW). According to the Martyrdom of Matthias (Budge, II, 289-94) he was sent to Damascus, and died at Phalaeon, a city of Judea. Other sources mention Jerusalem as the place of Matthias' ministry and burial.

C. M. Kerr

Greek
3159. Matthias -- Matthias.
... 3158, 3159. Matthias. 3160 . Matthias. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: Matthias Phonetic Spelling: (mat-thee'-as ...
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3103b. Maththias -- Matthias, a Christian
... 3103a, 3103b. Maththias. 3103c . Matthias, a Christian. Transliteration:
Maththias Short Definition: Matthias. Word Origin of Hebrew ...
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Library

St. Matthias
... II. THE CHRISTIAN YEAR St. Matthias. [1033]275 Praise to the heavenly Wisdom. ...
/.../the hymnal of the protestant episcopal church in the usa/st matthias.htm

Now, My Father Matthias was not Only Eminent on Account of is ...
... Section 2. Now, my father Matthias was not only eminent on account of is
nobility´┐Ż 2. Now, my father Matthias was not only eminent ...
/.../josephus/the life of flavius josephus/section 2 now my father.htm

St. Matthias' Day. Come unto Me, all Ye that Labour and are Heavy ...
... St. Matthias' Day. Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest. Come unto Me, all ye that labour ...
/.../winkworth/lyra germanica the christian year/st matthias day come unto.htm

Acts of Andrew and Matthias
Acts of Andrew and Matthias. <. Acts of Andrew and Matthias Unknown. Alexander
Walker, Esq. (Translator) Table of Contents. Title Page. ...
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Acts of Andrew and Matthias
Acts of Andrew and Matthias. <. ... Acts of Andrew and Matthias. In the
City of the Man-eaters. About that time all the apostles ...
/.../unknown/acts of andrew and matthias/acts of andrew and matthias.htm

Praise to the Heavenly Wisdom
... II. THE CHRISTIAN YEAR Holy Days: St. Matthias 275. Praise to the heavenly Wisdom.
7.6.7.6 D. [1035]Paean: Frederic Weber, 1856. John Ellerton, 1888. ...
/.../holy days st matthias 275.htm

Acts of Andrew and Matthias
Acts of Andrew and Matthias. <. ...
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How the City Jerusalem was Taken, and the Temple Pillaged [By ...
... Antiochus Epiphanes]. As Also Concerning The Actions Of The Maccabees, Matthias
And Judas; And Concerning The Death Of Judas. 1. At ...
/.../chapter 1 how the city.htm

The Family from which I am Derived is not an Ignoble One...
... This Simon Psellus had nine sons, one of whom was Matthias, called Ephlias: he married
the daughter of Jonathan the high priest, which Jonathan was the first ...
/.../josephus/the life of flavius josephus/section 1 the family from.htm

The Downfall, 1616-1621.
... to the Protestants they were; according to the Jesuits they were not; and now the
Jesuits used this argument to influence the action of Matthias, the next King ...
/.../hutton/history of the moravian church/chapter xiv the downfall 1616-1621.htm

Thesaurus
Matthias (2 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Gift of God. Acts 1:23. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
MATTHIAS. ... Hilgenfeld identifies Matthias with Nathanael (compare NATHANAEL). ...
/m/matthias.htm - 9k

Matthi'as (2 Occurrences)
Matthi'as. Matthias, Matthi'as. Mattithiah . ... Acts 1:23 And they set two, Joseph
called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias, (See RSV). ...
/m/matthi'as.htm - 6k

Andrew (12 Occurrences)
... (2) The "Preaching of Matthias in the City of the ...Matthias then caused the city to
be inundated, the disciples were set free, and the people converted. ...
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Barsabbas (2 Occurrences)
... At the meeting of the brethren under the presidency of Peter in Jerusalem shortly
after the crucifixion, he was, therefore, proposed along with Matthias as a ...
/b/barsabbas.htm - 11k

Apostle (25 Occurrences)
... 2:16; 2:7, 10, 13; 2 Corinthians 5:20; 1 Corinthians 11:2). Judas Iscariot, one
of "the twelve," fell by transgression, and Matthias was substituted in his ...
/a/apostle.htm - 87k

Justus (3 Occurrences)
... He and Matthias are mentioned only in Acts 1:23. ... Acts 1:23 They put forward two,
Joseph called Barsabbas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. ...
/j/justus.htm - 12k

Voted (1 Occurrence)
... Voted (1 Occurrence). Acts 1:26 Then they drew lots between them. The lot fell on
Matthias, and a place among the eleven Apostles was voted to him. (WEY). ...
/v/voted.htm - 6k

Numbered (209 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV). Acts 1:26 They drew lots for them, and the lot
fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles. ...
/n/numbered.htm - 35k

Lots (26 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV). Acts 1:26 They drew lots for them, and the
lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles. ...
/l/lots.htm - 15k

Eleven (25 Occurrences)
... Acts 1:26 They drew lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered
with the eleven apostles. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). ...
/e/eleven.htm - 16k

Bible Concordance
Matthias (2 Occurrences)

Acts 1:23 They put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Acts 1:26 They drew lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

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Matthias

Matthias: Chosen As an Apostle in the Place of Judas

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