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Alexandrians
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Alexandrians
Alexandrians (Αλεξανδρευς, Alexandreus). Jews of Alexandria who had, with the Libertines and Cyrenians, privileges of citizenship and access to a synagogue at Jerusalem. They were among those who disputed with Stephen (3 Macc 2:30; Acts 6:9).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Alexandrians
Alexandrians [GK. Alexandreis]. Jews of Alexandria who had, with the Libertines and Cyrenians, a synagogue in Jerusalem. They were among those who disputed with Stephen (Acts 6:9).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Alexandrian
ALEXANDRIAN. A native of the Egyptian city of Alexandria (q.v.), which numbered more than 600,000 inhabitants in the first Christian century. The Alexandrians were quite cosmopolitan, as their location and previous history would prescribe. Most of the inhabitants of the city were either Egyptians (in
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Alexandrians
Alexan´drians, the Jewish colonists of Alexandria, who were admitted to the privileges of citizenship and had had a synagogue at Jerusalem. Acts 6:9.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Alexandrian
ALEXAN´DRIAN. An inhabitant of Alexandria in Egypt, particularly a Jewish resident there (Acts 6:9; 18:24). The Jews, being highly valued as citizens, were encouraged to settle in the city and were admitted into the first of its three classes of citizens, having equal rights with the Greek inhabitants.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Alexandrians
ALEXANDRIANS [eh leg ZAN drih un] — residents of the city of Alexandria (in Egypt). Certain Alexandrians at Jerusalem, who belonged to the “Synagogue of the Freedmen” (Acts 6:9) disputed with Stephen and stirred up opposition to him.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ALEXANDRIANS
ALEXANDRIANS<al-eg-zan’-dri-ans> ([ʼΑλεξανδρει̂ς, Alexandreis]): Jews of Alexandria, who had, with the Libertines and Cyrenians, a synagogue in Jerusalem. They were among those who disputed with Stephen (Acts 6:9).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Alexandrians
ALEXANDRIANS, al-eg-zanʹdri-ans (Ἀλεξανδρεῖς, Alexandreís): Jews of Alexandria, who had, with the Libertines and Cyrenians, a synagogue in Jerusalem. They were among those who disputed with Stephen (Acts 6:9).
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