John (son of Mattathias)
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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
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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