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Father of Judas; Judas (son of Chalphi), along with Mattathias, supported Jonathan Maccabeus at the battle of Gennesaret (1 Macc 11:70).
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CHALPHI (PERSON) [Gk Chalphi (Χαλφι)]. Father of Judas, a commander of elite troops under the Hasmonaean Jonathan (1 Macc 11:70). Nothing is known about the ancestry or descent of this family. Even the rendering of this name in Greek and its derivation is uncertain. Josephus (Ant 188.8.131.52) renders
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Chalphi kal′fi (Χαλφι, derivation uncertain). The father of a Jewish commander named Judas (1 Macc. 11:70; KJV, “Calphi”; Jos. Ant. 13.5.7 §161 calls him Chapsaios). Only Judas and another commander, Mattathias, stood with Jonathan Maccabee when others fled at Hazor after walking into an ambush. Jonathan
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