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Joseph (brother of Judas Maccabeus)
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One of the brothers of Judas Maccabeus. He commanded 1,500 men during the Maccabean revolt (2 Maccabees 8:22).
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JOSEPH (PERSON) [Heb yôsēp (יֹוסֵף)]. Several persons in the OT, Apocrypha, and NT bear this name.1. See JOSEPH, SON OF JACOB.2. The father of Igal, the individual selected from the tribe of Issachar to spy out the land of Canaan (Num 13:7).3. A Levite who was one of the “sons of Asaph” (1 Chr 25:2,
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Joseph [jō-suf] (יוסף = Ἰωσήφ “May [God] Increase”) (1) the son of Jacob and Rachel (Gen. 30:24) (2) the father if Igal (1), a spy sent to reconnoiter Canaan (Num. 13:7) (3) a Levite of the “Sons of Asaph” (1 Chron. 25:2) (4) a man compelled to divorce his foreign wife (Ezra 10:42) (5) a post-exilic
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2. Suggestive Allusions
2. Suggestive allusionsJoseph, presumed father of Jesus, dreams, as did his ancestor Joseph (Matt 1–2). His dreams are interpreted by himself, correctly, as guides to his behavior when he needs to understand the pregnancy of Mary (Matt 1:20–21) and to save the child from Herod’s threat (Matt 2:13–15;