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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

John (1)

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jon ( Ἰωάννης , Iōánnēs ): The name of several persons mentioned in the Apocrypha:

(1) Father of Mattathias, grandfather of Judas Maccabeus and his brothers (1 Maccabees 2:1 ).

(2) Eldest son of Mattathias, surnamed GADDIS (which see).

(3) Father of Eupolemus, one of the envoys sent to Rome by Judas Maccabeus (1 Maccabees 8:17; 2 Maccabees 4:11 ).

(4) John Hyrcanus, "a valiant man," son of Simon, and nephew of Judas Maccabeus (1 Maccabees 13:53; 16:1 ). See ASMONEANS; MACCABEES .

(5) One of the envoys sent to treat with Lysias (2 Maccabees 11:17 ).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'John (1)'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/j/john-1.html. 1915.

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