In Greek mythology, Jason was leader of the Argonauts, who fetched the golden fleece. It became a common Hellenistic name and was even used by Greek-speaking Jews as the equivalent of Hebrew Joshua. A Jewish high priest called Jason is mentioned in 2 Macc. 4: 7 ff., and in Acts 17: 5–9 a Jason was Paul's host in Thessalonica, and perhaps was with him at Corinth (Rom. 16: 21).