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Mattathias meaning

Ματταθιας

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🔼The name Mattathias in the Bible

There are two men named Mattathias in the Bible, and they both occur in the Lucan genealogy of Jesus. They both descend from Nathan, a son of David. The second one mentioned is (1) the great-great-great-great-grandson of the first one mentioned and (2) the great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather of Jesus (Luke 3:35-26).

🔼Etymology of the name Mattathias

The name Mattathias is a Hellenized Hebrew name, possibly מתתיה (Mattathiah; this name does not occur in the Hebrew Bible). That name consist of two elements, the final one being יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which in turn are abbreviated forms of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, YHWH, or Yahweh.

The first part of this name comes from the Hebrew verb נתן (natan) meaning to give, or rather the noun מתת (mattat), meaning gift or reward:

🔼Mattathias meaning

The name Mattathias means Gift Of The Lord, or more precisely: Gift Of Yah.