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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia
High priest; son of Anan, and brother of Jonathan, who was deposed by Vitellius in 37 C.E. in favor of Theophilus (Josephus, "Ant." 18:5, Â§ 3). He officiated for about three years, when he was succeeded by Simon Cantheras. This Theophilus is probably identical with the father of the high priest Matthias, and, according to BÃ¼chler, he is likewise the same as Hananeel the Egyptian (Parah 3:5). The name of Theophilus figures in the Seder 'Olam (Neubauer, "M. J. C." 1:167).
- GrÃ¤tz, Gesch. 4th ed., 3:317;
- SchÃ¼rer, Gesch. 3d ed., 2:218;
- BÃ¼chler, Das Synedrion in Jerusalem, p. 97, Vienna, 1902.
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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Theophilus'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tje/t/theophilus.html. 1901.