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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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Soon, Mattathias grew sick, and leadership after his death passed to his son, the great Judas Maccabaeus, whom Mattathias had recommended, in the words of Josephus, as having "courage and strength" enough to "bring vengeance on your enemies."
13) in an ornate frame with cherubim at the top and figurines at the sides (and within the frame the names of both Mattathias and Abraham Bath Sheba) and Heshek Shelomo (1599-1600) by R.
In the town of Modin, writes Durant, a Greek official called upon the Jews "to repudiate the [Mosaic] Law and sacrifice to Zeus." Mattathias, a Jewish zealot, stepped forth.
See Mattathias Schwartz, "A Massacre in Jamaica," New Yorker, December 12, 2011, which quoted the oft cited police figure of 73 civilians.
Ainsi il est un lieu de refuge pour l'homme : David y fuit la haine de Safil, Elie la colere de Jezabel et Mattathias la persecution d'Antiochus IV (Gerard 262-63).
Mattathias?--you kind of get this guy who more or less is trying to avoid the whole thing, but he just gets to a place where had enough, and he just snapped!
In this context, Josephus begins narrating the revolt of Mattathias the Maccabee against the Syrians (12:265).
(81.) See Mattathias Schwartz, The Trolls Among Us, N.Y.
among miners at the time of the Gold Rush); Mattathias Schwartz, A
It was a different time, and they were certainly living under a repressive regime, but the fact remains that Mattathias did kill other Jews for sacrificing (undoubtedly under some duress) to the wrong god.
Schwartz, Mattathias (2011) "Pre-Occupied: the origins and future of Occupy Wall Street", The New Yorker, 28 November, http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/11/28/111128fa_fact_schwartz?currentPage=al l accessed 28 February 2012.