Onias I ben Juddua, High Priest

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Onias ben Jaddua, High Priest

Hebrew: חוניו הראשון בן ידוע, כהן גדול
Also Known As: "Ionis", "Ionias", "ben Juddual"
Birthplace: Israel
Death: Israel
Immediate Family:

Son of Jaddua ., High Priest of Israel and NN .
Husband of NN .
Father of Simon, Sadducees High Priest; Simeon the Just, High Priest; Eleazar ben Onias I, High Priest of Iudaea and Simon Bar Sadducees
Brother of Menasseh ben Jaddua, High Priest of Iudaea

Occupation: High Priest of Israel, Grand-prêtre
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About Onias I ben Juddua, High Priest


Onias I.: Son of the Jaddua mentioned in Neh. xii. 11, according to Josephus ("Ant." xi. 8, § 7); this Jaddua is said to have been a contemporary of Alexander the Great, but I Macc. xii. 7, 8, 20 regards Onias as a contemporary of the Spartan king Areus (309-265 B.C.). Yet it is doubtful whether Onias I. is meant, for the entire correspondence and the treaty with the Spartans are probably fictitious. The Simon (I.) the Just extolled in Ecclus. (Sirach) 1. 1 and in legend (according to the Hebrew text the son of Jonathan, but according to the Greek text the son of Onias) was probably the son of Onias I. Many scholars take Simon the Just to be the second of that name, in which case a later date must be assigned to his son Onias II.