Mattathias ben Theophilus

Mattathias ben Theophilus (circa 60 CE) was the Jewish High Priest (Kohen Gadol) [1] at the start of the Jewish Revolution, and was overthrown by Revolutionary forces.

A minority of scholars believe him to be the same as the Theophilus mentioned in the Bible.


  1. ^ Daniel R. Schwartz. Studies in the Jewish Background of Christianity. J. C. B. Mohr. July 1992. ISBN 9783161457982; pp 160-163.
Preceded by
Joshua ben Gamaliel
High Priest of Israel
Succeeded by
Phannias ben Samuel

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