Matthias: Wikis


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Matthias is a name derived from the Greek Ματθιας, in origin similar to Matthew.

People with the given name Matthias

Notable people named Matthias include the following:

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The following forenames are related to the English forename Matthias:

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

MATTHIAS, the disciple elected by the primitive Christian community to fill the place in the Twelve vacated by Judas Iscariot (Acts i. 21-26). Nothing further is recorded of him in the New Testament. Eusebius (Hist. Eccl., I. xii.) says he was, like his competitor, Barsabas Justus, one of the seventy, and the Syriac version of Eusebius calls him throughout not Matthias but Tolmai, i.e. Bartholomew, without confusing him with the Bartholomew who was originally one of the Twelve, and is often identified with the Nathanael mentioned in the Fourth Gospel (Expository Times, ix. 566). Clement of Alexandria says some identified him with Zacchaeus, the Clementine Recognitions identify him with Barnabas, Hilgenfeld thinks he is the same as Nathanael.

Various works - a Gospel, Traditions and Apocryphal Words - were ascribed to him; and there is also extant The Acts of Andrew and Matthias, which places his activity in "the city of the cannibals" in Ethiopia. Clement of Alexandria quotes two sayings from the Traditions: (1) Wonder at the things before you (suggesting, like Plato, that wonder is the first step to new knowledge); (2) If an elect man's neighbour sin, the elect man has sinned.

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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary



Proper noun




  1. (Biblical) The Apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot.
  2. A male given name, derived from the same source as Matthew.



Usage notes

In several European languages, the equivalents of Matthias rather than Matthew are preferred as given names.


Proper noun


  1. (Biblical) Matthias.
  2. A male given name.

Related terms


Proper noun


  1. (Biblical) Matthias.
  2. A male given name. Variant spelling: Mathias


Proper noun


  1. (Biblical) Matthias.
  2. A male given name. Variant spelling: Mathias.

Bible wiki

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From BibleWiki

Meaning: gift of God

Acts 1:23.

This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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