(Matʹthat) [gift of God].
1. A distant ancestor of Jesus Christ through Mary. He is called “the son of Levi” and was one of the persons listed in Jesus’ maternal genealogy of the period between Zerubbabel and David.—Luke 3:29.
2. A closer ancestor of Jesus through Mary. Her father Heli is referred to as the “son” of this Matthat, who was probably Mary’s grandfather.—Luke 3:23, 24.