Matityahu [Josephus father] (c.-6 - 70)

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Nicknames: "Matthias"
Death: Died in Jerusalem, Israel
Cause of death: Died during the Roman siege on Jerusalem in the year 70 CE
Managed by: Yigal Burstein / יגאל בורשטיין
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About Matityahu [Josephus father]

Ford Mommaerts suggests the following ancestry for Jewish historian Flavius Josephus:

  1. Simon Psellos, father of:
  2. Matthias Ephlias, and wife (anonyma) (daughter of John), parents of:
  3. Matthias Curtis (b. 135 BCE), father of:
  4. Joseph (b. 67 BCE), father of:
  5. Matthias (b. 6 CE), father of:
  6. Flavius Josephus (b. 37 CE).


  • Ford Mommaerts, "Israel" in Ancient Genealogy, (membership required).

6 CE Birth of Matthias ben Joseph, descendant of the Hasmonean (Maccabean) kings and priests. Will be the father of Josephus.

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Matityahu [Josephus father]'s Timeline

Age 42

37 Josephus born. His parents, of royal and priestly lines, are prominent in Jerusalem.

March, 70
- September, 70
Age 76

According to Josephus's own account, he appears to have played a role as a negotiator with the defenders during the Siege of Jerusalem in 70. Josephus's first wife perished, together with his parents, in Jerusalem during the siege, and Vespasian arranged for him to marry a Jewish woman who had been captured.

Age 75
Jerusalem, Israel