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Apelles
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Apelles
Apelles (Ἀπελλῆς, Apellēs). A Christian whom Paul greets and commends in Rom 16:10. He should not be confused with the second-century disciple of Marcion who has the same name and to whom the noncanonical Gospel of Apelles is attributed.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Apelles (Person)
APELLES (PERSON) [Gk Apellēs (Ἀπελλης)]. A Roman Christian who received greetings from Paul in Rom 16:10. Paul called him “approved in Christ.” Within the literary sources and in more than 37,000 Roman inscriptions, Apelles’ name occurs only twenty-seven times (Lampe StadtrChr, 138–42, 149, 153). Since
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Apelles
Apelles. Roman Christian who received special greetings from the apostle Paul and the complimentary assessment of being one who is “approved in Christ” (Rom 16:10).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Apelles
Apelles ə-pelʹēz [GK. Apelles]. A Christian at Rome to whom Paul sent greetings (Rom. 16:10). He is described by Paul as “the approved in Christ,” i.e., “that approved Christian” (Denney). In some way unknown to us Apelles had been tested and he had proved faithful (cf. Jas. 1:12; 2 Tim. 2:15). It
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Apelles
APELLES Roman Christian who received special greetings from the apostle Paul and the complimentary assessment of being one who is “approved in Christ” (Rom 16:10, rsv).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Apelles
APELLES. A Christian in Rome whom Paul greeted and designated as one “approved in Christ” (Rom 16:10). It was a frequently used name among Greeks and Jews according to inscriptional evidence.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Apelles
APELLES. Greeted by Paul as a tried Christian (Rom. 16:10). Lightfoot (Philippians, p. 174) found the name—which was often adopted by Jews (cf. Horace, Sat. 1. 5. 100)—in Imperial household circles: Lagrange in loc. notes the sculptured contemporary Apelles in CIL, VI, 9183, just possibly Christian.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Apelles
Apelles (Gk. Apellḗs)A person “approved in Christ,” who is greeted by Paul (Rom. 16:10).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Apelles
Apelles [ə pĕlˊl̆z] (Gk. Apellēs). A person “approved in Christ,” who is greeted by Paul (Rom. 16:10).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Apelles
APELLES A Christian in the community of Rome who received greeting from Paul (Rom 16:10).
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Apelles
Apelles (2nd cent.), founder of a *Gnostic sect. Our slight knowledge of him comes mainly from fragments of his antagonist, Rhodo (in *Eusebius, HE 5. 13), and refs. in *Tertullian’s De Praescriptione (30; 34). Originally a disciple of *Marcion at *Rome, he taught at *Alexandria and later returned
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Apelles
Apel´les (called), a Christian saluted by St. Paul in Rom. 16:10. Tradition makes him bishop of Smyrna or Heraclea. (a.d. 55.)