|ABSALOM (2) |
(Apocrypha) (Codex Vaticanus, Abessalomos and Abessalom; Codex Alexandrinus, Absalomos, the King James Version Absalon):
- Father of Mattathias, a captain of the Jewish army (1 Macc 11:70; Ant, XIII, v, 7).
- Father of Jonathan who was sent by Simon Maccabee to take possession of Joppa; perhaps identical with Absalom (1) (1 Macc 13:11; Ant, XIII, vi, 4).
- One of two envoys of the Jews, mentioned in a letter sent by Lysias to the Jewish nation (2 Macc 11:17).
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ABSALOM (2)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". <http://classic.studylight.org/enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T98>. 1915.