Matthew and Matthias


#1

A pretty straightforward question for the language scholars:

Are the names Matthew and Matthias distinctly different in the Semitic languages Aramaic and Hebrew, or are they derivations of the same root name? What about the Greek of the New Testament?

Do we translate them differently just to differentiate between the personages?

Thanks for you help.

Pax vobiscum


#2

There was a recent thread on this topic, here.


#3

Thanks for the thread, I’m not sure why I couldn’t find it when I searched for it.


#4

Thank you to all who participated - this thread is now closed.

Mane Nobiscum Domine,
Ferdinand Mary


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