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Onias the High Priest of 2 and 4 Maccabees
Onias the High Priest of 2 and 4 Maccabees (Ὀνίας, Onias). Often referred to as Onias III. High priest until the reign of Antiochus IV Epiphanes, at which time his brother Jason “obtained the high priesthood by corruption” (2 Maccabees 3:1; 4:7); son of Simon II (Josephus, Antiquities 12.225) and father