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Andronicus (Paul’s kinsman)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
One of Paul’s “kinsmen,” whom he greets in Rom 16:7. In addition to identifying Andronicus and Junia as “fellow prisoners,” Paul states that they were “well known to the apostles” and “were also in Christ before [him]” (Rom 16:7).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Andronicus
Andronicus (Ἀνδρόνικος, Andronikos). One of Paul’s “kinsmen,” whom he greets in Rom 16:7. In addition to identifying Andronicus and Junia as “fellow prisoners,” Paul states that they were “well known to the apostles” and “were also in Christ before [him]” (Rom 16:7).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Andronicus (Person)
ANDRONICUS (PERSON) [Gk Andronikos (Ἀνδρονικος)]. 1. A deputy of Antiochus IV Epiphanes (2 Macc 4:31, 32, 34, 38). According to the account in 2 Macc 4:30–38, when a revolt broke out in Tarsus and Mallus, Antiochus left Andronicus, a Friend of the King (v 38), in charge as his deputy. Menelaus used
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Andronicus
Andronicus. 1. Deputy of Seleucid king Antiochus Epiphanes. This Andronicus aroused the Jews by murdering Onias, the high priest, and was himself then executed by Antiochus (2 Mc 4:31–38).2. Officer in charge of Gerizim after Antiochus Epiphanes sacked Jerusalem (2 Mc 5:21–23).3. Christian greeted
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Andronicus (kinsman of Paul)
3. A kinsman of Paul, residing at Rome (Rom. 16:7). He had been converted to Christianity before Paul, and like Paul had suffered imprisonment, although when and where can only be surmised. When he and Junias, another kinsman of Paul, are referred to as “of note among the apostles,” this may be interpreted
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Andronicus
ANDRONICUS1. Deputy of Seleucid king Antiochus Epiphanes. This Andronicus aroused the Jews by murdering Onias, the high priest, and was himself then executed by Antiochus (2 Macc 4:31–38).2. Officer in charge of Gerizim after Antiochus Epiphanes sacked Jerusalem (2 Macc 5:21–23).3. Christian greeted
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Andronicus
ANDRONICUS. A Christian leader and kinsman of Paul. The recipients of the Roman letter were asked by Paul to greet him (Rom 16:7). He had been in jail with Paul at sometime in the past and was prominent among the apostles. He is mentioned along with Junia as having come to Christ before Paul.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Andronicus and Junias, Junia
ANDRONICUS AND JUNIAS, JUNIA. (av ‘Junia’ is feminine—perhaps Andronicus’ wife? rsv ‘Junias’ would be masculine, contracted from Junianus.) Affectionately greeted by Paul (Rom. 16:7) as (1) ‘kinsmen’, i.e. probably fellow-Jews, as in Rom. 9:3 (but see MM, syngenēs, for this word as a title of honour);
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Andronicus
Andronicus (Gk. Andrónikos)1. A deputy under Antiochus IV Epiphanes (2 Macc. 4:31–38). According to 2 Maccabees he was bribed by Menelaus and subsequently encouraged to murder Onias in retaliation for exposing the crime; for this Antiochus ordered his execution. Other sources indicate Antiochus IV
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Andronicus
ANDRONICUS (Greek, “victorious over men”) The name of two men in the Bible.1. An official under the Seleucid ruler Antiochus IV Epiphanes. He was named viceroy over Antioch and was soon embroiled in a bribery scandal involving Menelaus. When the high priest Onias exposed the affair, Andronicus had him
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Andronicus
Androni´cus (man-conqueror).1. An officer left as viceroy, 2 Macc. 4:31, in Antioch by Antiochus Epiphanes during his absence. 2 Macc. 4:31–38. (b.c. 171.)2. Another officer of Antiochus Epiphanes who was left by him on Garizem. 2 Macc. 5:23.3. A Christian at Rome, saluted by St. Paul, Rom. 16:7,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Andronicus
ANDRONI´CUS (an-dro-nīʹkus; “man-conquer- ing”). A Jewish Christian, kinsman and fellow prisoner of Paul. He was converted before Paul and was of note among the apostles (Rom. 16:7), a.d. 60. According to Hippolytus, he became bishop of Pannonia; according to Dorotheus, of Spain.