Mattathias (Mat´uh-thi´uhs; Heb., “gift of Yah[weh]”)

1 A priest who, with his five sons, called “Maccabees,” began the revolt against Seleucid rule in 167 BCE in their Judean village of Modein. His story is recorded in the apocryphal/deuterocanonical books of 1 and 2 Maccabees. 2 A name included twice in Luke’s genealogy of Jesus (Luke 3:25-26).

Luke 3:25-26

25son of Mattathias, son of Amos, son of Nahum, son of Esli, son of Naggai,26son of Maath, son of Mattathias, son of Semein, son of Josech, son of Joda,

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