(Ματθάτ, prob. some form of the name Matthan), the name of two men mentioned only in the New Test. as maternal ancestors of Jesus. SEE GENEALOGY OF JESUS CHRIST.
1. The son of Levi and father of Jorim, of the private line between David and Zerubbabel (Lu 3:29). B.C. post 623.
2. The son of another Levi, and father of the Eli who was the father of the Virgin Mary (Lu 3:24). B.C. considerably ante 22.