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Dositheus (general under Ptolemy VI Philometor)
Dositheus
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Dositheus (Person)
DOSITHEUS (PERSON) [Gk Dositheos (Δοσιθεος)]. Greek theophoric name that became popular among Jews in the Hellenistic period. It replaced the Hebrew parallel name Mattathiah (=“present/gift of God”), or similar names (Mattaniah, Nethaniahu). It is recognizable in Hebrew/Aramaic form as Dosthai.1. Commander
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