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Mattathias

(măt'əthī`əs) [Gr. variant of MattithiahMattithiah
, in the Bible. 1 Overseer in the temple. 2 Musician of David. 3 Assistant of Ezra.
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]. 1, 2 Two in Luke's genealogy. 3 Father of the MaccabeesMaccabees
or Machabees
, Jewish family of the 2d and 1st cent. B.C. that brought about a restoration of Jewish political and religious life. They are also called Hasmoneans or Asmoneans after their ancestor, Hashmon.
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. 4 Captain under Jonathan, the Maccabee. 5 Son of Simon, the Maccabee, murdered with his father. 6 Envoy from Nicanor to Judas Maccabeus.
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Matityahu is responsible for at least one of those incremental changes: His Palo Alto, Calif.
The IAA found that after the Hasmoneans conquered Gaza in 99 BCE, King Alexander Jannaeus - the great-grandson of Hasmonean leader Matityahu - built a fortress that was used to halt the Nabateans along the Incense Road.
Israeli General Matityahu Peled, Ha'aretz, 19 March 1972.
In this case, the Matityahu East neighbourhood of the Modi'in Ilit settlement.
The suburb, Matityahu Mizrach, was built on the Palestinian side of the Green Line, on lands belonging to the Palestinian village Bil'in.
Bamahane (monthly Israeli newspaper), 12 September 1966; Matityahu Mayzel, The Golan Heights Campaign, June 1967 (Hebrew) (Tel Aviv: Ma'arachot, 2001), 25.
Israeli General Matityahu Peled put it more bluntly in the 1980s: "In Central America, Israel is the 'dirty work' contractor for the US administration.
Last year the Israeli group, Peace Now, and other settlement-watch groups, discovered that hundreds of settler units built in the settlement of Matityahu in the Salfit region, in the central West Bank, were actually built on private Palestinian land seized at gun point from its legal and rightful Palestinian owners.
In putting forward the program of national-cultural autonomy, the Bund was not merely, as Israeli historian Matityahu Minc suggests, seeking to impose on the other Eastern European nationalities "a solution that was convenient for the Jews.
Bil'in's vistas changed several years ago when the Israeli government routed its security barrier through the village, its path drawn to accommodate the anticipated expansion of Matityahu East, a southern outpost of the Jewish settlement Modi'n Illit.
Los militares argumentaban, como es costumbre, motivos de seguridad, pero de fondo se encontraba el intento de permitir la ampliacion del asentamiento ilegal de Matityahu.
Cerys Matthews:Overwhelmingly- glad-to-be Welsh Cerys Matthews has a name with Hebrew origins, from the biblical given name Matityahu meaning 'gift of God'.