29 Or “nick-named ‘The Swollen’ (or ‘Hump-Back’).” In Greek the name means “rounded,” “convex,” “swollen,” stooped,” or “hump-backed”; in Latin (less likely as the root of a Judean name in that period): “truncated,” “mutilated,” “defective.” Josephus probably gives the surname to distinguish this Matthias from the others. Hunch-backs were disqualified from serving in the temple (Lev 21:20), and this may have been the origin of Matthias’ nick-name. See the note to “Psellus” at § 3.