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Matthias
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Matthias
Matthias (Μαθθίας, Maththias). A disciple of Jesus chosen to take the place of Judas Iscariot (Acts 1:21–24).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Matthias (Person)
MATTHIAS (PERSON) [Gk Maththias (Μαθθιας)]. The disciple chosen to fill the vacancy left by Judas among the Twelve (Acts 1:23, 26).Matthias is a diminutive form of the common name Mattithiah, “gift of Yahweh.” Apart from his election to the Twelve nothing else is known about him. Later legends numbered
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Matthias
Matthias. Disciple of Jesus, mentioned by name only in Acts 1:23, 26, chosen to take the place of Judas Iscariot.Shortly after the ascension, Peter voiced the need for another apostle, the stipulations being that the candidate must have been a follower of Jesus from his baptism to his ascension and
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Matthias
1. The man chosen to take the place of Judas among the Twelve (Acts 1:23, 26). Matthias is the contracted form of the name Mattathias, which derives from Heb. mattiṯyâ, “the gift of Yahweh.” Eusebius (HE i.12.3) believed that Matthias was one of the seventy sent out by Jesus (Lk. 10:1). Clement of
Matthias
Matthias ma-thīʹəs [Gk. Matthias or Maththias (a shortened form of Mattathias)].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Matthias
MATTHIAS Disciple of Jesus, mentioned by name only in Acts 1:23–26, chosen to take the place of Judas Iscariot.Shortly after Jesus’ ascension, Peter voiced the need for another apostle, the stipulations being that the candidate must have been a follower of Jesus from his baptism to his ascension and
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Matthias
Matthias (muh-thi´uhs), according to Acts 1:15–26, the successor among the twelve apostles to Judas Iscariot. After prayer, Matthias was chosen by lot over another candidate, Joseph called Barsabbas. According to Acts, both men had been with Jesus from the beginning of his ministry until his ascension.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Matthias
MATTHIAS. The disciple chosen to replace Judas as the twelfth apostle. Peter led the company of about 120 disciples to take this step in the interval between Jesus’ ascension and Pentecost (Acts 1:15–26). Two men who met certain conditions were proposed. These conditions were that they should have accompanied
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Matthias
MATTHIAS. The successor of Judas Iscariot, following the latter’s defection from the Twelve (Acts 1:15–26). The fact and manner of his election have sometimes been called in question as hasty and unspiritual, and supervening on the place intended for Paul (cf., e.g., G. Campbell Morgan, Acts. 1924, ad
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Matthias
Matthias (Gk. Maththɩ́as)One of two persons described as an eyewitness of Jesus’ ministry and a candidate for replacing Judas Iscariot (Acts 1:21–26). Matthias was chosen by prayer and casting lots to become the 12th disciple. Although the text underscores the necessity of choosing this 12th disciple,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Matthias
Matthias [mă thīˊəs] (Gk. Maththias, Matthias, from Heb. mattiṯyâ “gift of Yahweh”). The man chosen by lot to succeed Judas Iscariot among the twelve apostles (Acts 1:23, 26). Because Matthias had accompanied Jesus’ disciples from the beginning of his ministry through the ascension, he was qualified
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Matthias
MATTHIAS The disciple who was chosen by lot to fill the vacancy among the Twelve left by the death of Judas Iscariot. Acts indicates that he was a witness to the full scope of Jesus’s earthly ministry from his baptism to his Ascension (Acts 1:21–26). Little else is known with certainty about him, although
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Matthias, St
Matthias, St, Apostle. According to the tradition preserved in Acts 1:15–26, he was chosen by lot after the Ascension to fill the vacancy in the Twelve left by the treachery of *Judas Iscariot, and it is implied that he had been a follower of Christ from the beginning of His ministry, but he is not mentioned