Alexander (relative of Annas)
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
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 (relative of Annas)
2. A relative of Annas the Jewish high priest (Acts 4:6). He is mentioned by Luke as having been present as a member of the Sanhedrin, before which Peter and John were brought to be examined for what they had done in the cure of the lame man at the gate of the temple. Nothing more is known of this Alexander
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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 (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. 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. 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 (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
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
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