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Apphus
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Apphus
Apphus (Ἀπφούς, Apphous). An alternate name of Jonathan, the fifth son of Mattathias (1 Macc 2:5).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Apphus (Person)
APPHUS (PERSON) [Gk Apphous (Ἀπφους)]. Nickname of Mattathias’ youngest son Jonathan (1 Macc 2:5), the successor of Judas Maccabeus. Two Hebrew roots may be conjectured for the nickname: hpṣ, “to seek, search,” or ḥpṣ, “to desire.” The second one may best suit a child’s nickname—“desired, favorite.”
Jonathan (Person)
JONATHAN (PERSON) [Heb yônātān (יֹונָתָן‎); yĕhônātān]. The names Jonathan and Jehonathan (Heb “Yahweh has given”) appear to be used interchangeably.1. A Levite from the town of Bethlehem in Judah, who, according to Judges 17–18, founded a priesthood at Laish (later called Dan). This Levite, whose
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Apphus
Apphus afʹəs, apʹfəs [GK. Apphous—‘cunning’]. A name borne by Jonathan, the fifth son of Mattathias (1 Macc. 2:5). All the brothers, according to this passage, had double names; John is said to have been called Gaddis; Simon, Thassi; Judas, Maccabeus; Eleazer, Avaran; Jonathan, Apphus (1 Macc. 2:2–5).
Jonathan
16. [Gk. Iōnathēs, 1 Macc. 2:5; 9:19; etc.; 2 Macc. 8:22]. The Maccabee surnamed Apphus in 1 Macc. 2:5, son of Mattathias.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Apphus
APPHUS Nickname of Jonathan, one of Judas Maccabeus’s four brothers (1 Macc 9:28–13:30). As with the other Maccabean nicknames (1 Macc 2:2–6), the meaning of the word apphus is uncertain. “Favorite,” “beloved,” or “desired” have been suggested as translations. See Jonathan #16.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Apphus
Apphus (Gk. Apphoús)Nickname of Jonathan (16), the youngest son of Matthias (1 Macc. 2:5) and successor of Judas Maccabeus.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
APPHUS
APPHUS<af’-us>, <ap’-fus>: A name borne by Jonathan, the fifth son of Mattathias ([ ʼΑπφούς, Apphous], 1 Macc 2:5). All the brothers, according to this passage, had double names; John is said to have been called Gaddis; Simon, Thassi; Judas, Maccabeus; Eleazar, Avaran; Jonathan, Apphus (1 Macc 2:2-5).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Apphus
Apphus af′uhs (Απφους). An epithet applied to Jonathan Maccabee, the fifth son of Mattathias (1 Macc. 2:5). The exact meaning of the word is not certain, but it is sometimes taken to mean “dissembler,” perhaps because of the way Jonathan had deceived the tribe of Jambri, who had killed his brother John
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Apphus
APPHUS, afʹus, apʹfus: A name borne by Jonathan, the fifth son of Mattathias (Ἀπφούς, Apphoús, 1 Macc 2:5). All the brothers, according to this passage, had double names; John is said to have been called Gaddis; Simon, Thassi; Judas, Maccabaeus; Eleazar, Avaran; Jonathan, Apphus (1 Macc 2:2–5). The
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Apphus
Apphus [af-us]: an epithet meaning “cunning” applied to Jonathan (16) (1 Macc. 2:5)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
APPHUS
APPHUS af´uhs [Ἀπφους Apphous]. An appellation for Jonathan Maccabeus, one of Mattathias’ five sons. Means “cunning” (1 Macc 2:5).