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Mattatha meaning

Ματταθα

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🔼The name Mattatha in the Bible

The name Mattatha occurs only once in the Bible. He is a son of Nathan, son of king David, and the evangelist Luke traces the genealogy of Jesus through this man (Luke 3:31; whereas Matthew goes through Solomon — Matthew 1:6).

🔼Etymology of the name Mattatha

The name Mattatha (Ματταθα) is a Greek transliteration of the Hebrew name מתתה (Mattattah), which comes from the Hebrew verb נתן (natan) meaning to give:

The final letter ה (he) is not part of the verb, but scholars assume that the name Mattattah is a contraction of the name מתתיה (Mattithiah), and that means that the final he is a remnant of יה (Yah), which in turn is an abbreviated form of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, YHWH, or Yahweh.

🔼Mattatha meaning

The name Mattatha means Gift Of The Lord, or more properly: Gift Of Yah.