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  • proper noun The son of Amos, in the genealogy of Christ.
  • proper noun The son of Semei, in the genealogy of Christ.
  • proper noun The father of Judas Maccabaeus.
  • proper noun rare A male given name.

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Examples

  • I had admired the courage of Mattathias in refusing to act against his own religious beliefs, and being willing to kill those who would force him to.

    Shawna Dolansky: The Truth(s) About Hanukkah

  • #780 ::: Mattathias ::: view all by ::: March 25, 2010, 06:30 PM:

    Making Light: Open thread 137

  • Mattathias Schwartz of GOOD Magazine has a much-linked-to feature in tomorrow's New York Times magazine about trollius dickwadius internetius maximus, a subhuman web-based species better known as the common internet troll.

    Boing Boing

  • Mattathias of Arta, Greece (rabbi of the Corfu congregation in the sixteenth century).

    Wifebeating in Jewish Tradition.

  • In reaction, a Jewish priest named Mattathias ignited a resistance movement to expel the Syrians.

    Women Who Ruled: Salome Alexandra

  • Mattathias killed the first Jew who came forward to offer a sacrifice as well as a state official, and he and his five sons were forced to escape to the hills.

    What's the Connection?: Chanukah 2008

  • Mattathias killed the first Jew who came forward to offer a sacrifice as well as a state official, and he and his five sons were forced to escape to the hills.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • In reaction, a Jewish priest named Mattathias ignited a resistance movement to expel the Syrians.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Mattathias killed the first Jew who came forward to offer a sacrifice as well as a state official, and he and his five sons were forced to escape to the hills.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • Mattathias killed the first Jew who came forward to offer a sacrifice as well as a state official, and he and his five sons were forced to escape to the hills.

    What's the Connection?: Happy Chanukah!

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