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Alexander (coppersmith)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Alexander the Coppersmith
Alexander the Coppersmith (Ἀλέξανδρος, Alexandros). An opponent of Paul (2 Tim 4:14).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Alexander (Person)
ALEXANDER (PERSON) [Gk Alexandros (Ἀλεξανδρος)]. 1. Alexander Balas, also known as Alexander Epiphanes, was a pretender and eventual ruler of the Seleucid kingdom between 158 and 145 b.c.e. (1 Macc 10:1, 15–21, 47–67, 88–89; 11:1–17). The author of 1 Macc 10:1 calls him “Alexander Epiphanes, son of
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Alexander
Alexander. 1. The Macedonian conqueror, Alexander the Great (356–323 bc), whose life has influenced history and culture for more than two millennia, down to the present time. He was a brilliant organizer and military strategist, but his greatest achievement was the Hellenization of the empire he won.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Alexander (coppersmith)
5. Alexander the coppersmith, mentioned in 2 Tim. 4:14f: “Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will requite him for his deeds. Beware of him yourself, for he strongly opposed our message.” It is quite uncertain whether this Alexander should be identified with 4, and even with 3. All
Alexander
Alexander al-əg-zanʹdər [GK. Alexandros—‘defender of man’]. A name occurring in five passages in the NT (Mk. 15:21; Acts 4:6; 19:33; 1 Tim. 1:19f; 2 Tim. 4:14). It is not certain whether the third, fourth, and fifth of these passages refer to the same man.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Alexander
ALEXANDER1. The Macedonian conqueror, Alexander the Great (356–323 bc), whose life has influenced history and culture for more than two millennia, down to the present time. He was a brilliant organizer and military strategist, but his greatest achievement was the Hellenization of the empire he won.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Alexander
Alexander (al´ig-zan´duhr).1 Alexander III (356–323 bce), known as “Alexander the Great.” In 336 bce Alexander became king of Macedon and of the Greek city-states conquered by his father, Philip II. In 334, he began the conquest of the Persian Empire in the east. The first phase of his conquest occupied
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Alexander
ALEXANDER. A fairly common NT name.1. Alexander, son of Simon of Cyrene who was compelled to carry the cross for Jesus (Mk 15:21). Because of this allusion to Alexander as one known to the Christian community, it has been assumed that he and his brother became Christians.2. An Alexander in the Sanhedrin
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Alexander
ALEXANDER. A common Hellenistic name. Its widespread adoption among Jews displeased some strict rabbis and gave rise to an amusing aetiological story that a demand by Alexander the Great for a golden statue in the Temple was countered with the proposal that all boys born that year should be called Alexander
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Alexander
Alexander (Gk. Aléxandros)1. Alexander III of Macedon; son of Philip II of Macedon and Olympias. Alexander’s triumphant march across the ancient Near East was the catalyst which resulted in the cultural synthesis called Hellenism.Alexander was born in 356 b.c.e. and died 32 years later in 323 of exhaustion,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Alexander
Alexan´der1. Son of Simon the Cyrenian, who was compelled to bear the cross for our Lord. Mark 15:21.2. One of the kindred of Annas the high priest. Acts 4:6.3. A Jew at Ephesus whom his countrymen put forward during the tumult raised by Demetrius the silversmith, Acts 19:33, to plead their cause
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Alexander
ALEXAN´DER (ăl-ĕx-ănʹdẽr; “man-defender”).1. A man, whose father, Simon, a Cyrenian Jew, was compelled to bear the cross of Jesus (Mark 15:21).2. A kinsman, probably of the high priest, and one of the chief men in Jerusalem, present at the examination of Peter and John before the Sanhedrin for
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