About Matthias [Josephus father]
Ford Mommaerts suggests the following ancestry for Jewish historian Flavius Josephus:
- Simon Psellos, father of:
- Matthias Ephlias, and wife (anonyma) (daughter of John), parents of:
- Matthias Curtis (b. 135 BCE), father of:
- Joseph (b. 67 BCE), father of:
- Matthias (b. 6 CE), father of:
- Flavius Josephus (b. 37 CE).
- Ford Mommaerts, "Israel" in Ancient Genealogy, groups.yahoo.com (membership required).
6 CE Birth of Matthias ben Joseph, descendant of the Hasmonean (Maccabean) kings and priests. Will be the father of Josephus. http://www.josephus.org/joschron.htm