Josephus, Jewish Antiquities

LCL 365: 136-137

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ἔθεσιν αἱροῦνται χρώμενοι ζῆν, ἀπολύομέν τε αὐτοὺς τῶν αἰτιῶν, καὶ τὸ παρ᾿ αὐτοῖς ἱερόν, καθάπερ ἠξιώκασι, προσαγορευθήτω Διὸς Ἑλληνίου.” 264ταῦτα δὲ καὶ Ἀπολλωνίῳ τῷ μεριδάρχῃ ἐπέστειλεν ἕκτῳ ἔτει καὶ τεσσαρακοστῷ καὶ ἑκατοστῷ1 μηνὸς Ἑκατομβαιῶνος Ὑρκανίου2 ὀκτωκαιδεκάτῃ.

265(vi.1) Κατὰ δὲ τὸν αὐτὸν καιρὸν ἦν τις οἰκῶν ἐν Μωδαῒ3 κώμῃ τῆς Ἰουδαίας, ὄνομα Ματταθίας, υἱὸς Ἰωάννου τοῦ Συμεῶνος τοῦ Ἀσαμωναίου, ἱερεὺς ἐξ ἐφημερίδος Ἰωάριβος,4 Ἱεροσολυμίτης. 266ἦσαν δ᾿ αὐτῷ υἱοὶ πέντε, Ἰωάννης ὁ καλούμενος Γάδδης5 καὶ Σίμων ὁ κληθεὶς Θάτις6 καὶ Ἰούδας


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accordance with Greek customs, we acquit them of these charges, and permit their temple to be known as that of Zeus Hellenios, as they have petitioned.” In this fashion he also wrote to Apollonius, the district-governor, in the hundreda and forty-sixth year,b on the eighteenth of the month Hekatombaion Hyrkanios.c

(vi. 1) At this same time there was a man livingMattathias and his five sons. 1 Macc. ii. 1 in the villaged of Modaie in Judaea, named Mattathias, the son of Joannes, the son of Symeon, the son of Asamonaios,f a priest of the courseg of Joaribh and a native of Jerusalem. He had five sons, Joannes called Gaddes,i Simon called Thatis,j Judas called

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.josephus-jewish_antiquities.1930