John (father of Mattathias)
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
John (Person)
JOHN (PERSON) [Gk Iōannēs (Ἰωαννης)]. John was a common Jewish name during the Hellenistic age and was especially popular among the priesthood.1. The son of a priest named Simeon, from the clan of Joarib. He was the father of Mattathias and the grandfather of Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc 2:1; cf. 14:29
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
John (father of Mattathias)
1. Father of Mattathias, grandfather of Judas Maccabeus and his brothers (1 Macc. 2:1).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
John (jahn).1 The father of Mattathias and grandfather of Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc. 2:1).2 The oldest son of Mattathias and brother of Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc. 2:2; 9:35–42).3 John the Baptist (Matt. 3:1). See John the Baptist.4 John the son of Zebedee, also called John the apostle (Mark 10:35). See
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
John (Gk. Iōánnēs)1. The father of Matthias and grandfather of Judas Maccabeus; son of the priest Simeon (1 Macc. 2:1).2. The oldest son of Matthias, surnamed Gaddi (2 Macc. 2:2). Sent to the Nabateans by his brother Jonathan to store the Maccabeans’ belongings, he was ambushed and killed by “the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
John (1)
JOHN, jon (Ἰωάννης, Iōánnēs): The name of several persons mentioned in the Apoc:(1) Father of Mattathias, grandfather of Judas Maccabaeus and his brothers (1 Macc 2:1).(2) Eldest son of Mattathias, surnamed Gaddis (q.v.).(3) Father of Eupolemus, one of the envoys sent to Rome by Judas Maccabaeus
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
John [jon] (Ἰωάννης = יוחנן‎ [Johanan], “God Has Been Gracious”) (1) the father of Mattathias (1) and grandfather of Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc. 2:1) (2) the oldest of the five sons of Mattathias; also called Gaddi; took no leadership position; killed on a mission for his brother Judas Maccabeus; probably
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
JOHN jon [Ἰωάννης Iōannēs]. A form of the Hebrew name yokhanan (יוֹחָנָן) meaning “Yahweh is gracious,” fairly common among Jews in the Hellenistic period. 1. The father of Mattathias and grandfather of Judas “Maccabeus” (1 Macc 2:1; see HASMONEANS). The text of 1 Maccabees identifies him as a priest