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An Alexandrian Jew noted for his knowledge of the Scripture, rhetorical skills, fervent spirit, and boldness. A member of the first-century church.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Apollos. Native of Alexandria (Egypt), a Christian Jew who was an eloquent preacher at the time of the apostle Paul’s missionary journeys. The chief biblical passage about Apollos is Acts 18:24–19:1. From Alexandria Apollos went to Ephesus in Asia Minor. Enthusiastic in spirit, learned and cultured in
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
APOLLOS Native of Alexandria (Egypt), a Christian Jew who was an eloquent preacher at the time of the apostle Paul’s missionary journeys. The chief biblical passage about Apollos is Acts 18:24–19:1. From Alexandria, Apollos went to Ephesus in Asia Minor. Enthusiastic in spirit, learned and cultured in
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Apollos (uh-pol´uhs), a Jewish Christian from Alexandria who appears in the narrative of Acts (18:24–19:1) and in 1 Corinthians. According to Acts, he possessed great skills in Greek rhetoric and had already learned much about Jesus when he arrived in Ephesus and began speaking in the synagogue. His
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
APOLLOS. The name is a shortened form of Apollonius. He is described in Acts 18:24–28 as an Alexandrian Jew, an eloquent man, and one “mighty in the scriptures.” He had been “instructed” (lit., “catechized,” cf. Lk 1:4) in “the way of the Lord”; that is, he knew of the teachings of the followers of Jesus
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
APOLLOS. An Alexandrian Jew (Acts 18:24). The name is abbreviated from Apollonius. He came to Ephesus in ad 52 during Paul’s hasty visit to Palestine (Acts 18:22). He had accurate knowledge of the story of Jesus, which may have come to him (possibly at Alexandria) either from Galilean disciples of our
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Apollos (Gk. Apollṓs)An Alexandrian Jew, best known for his connection to the situation addressed by Paul in 1 Corinthians. Some Corinthians esteem him as their teacher (1 Cor. 1:12; 3:4), and Paul describes him as a coworker in the “field” of God (3:5–9) and fellow servant of Christ (3:22; 4:6). However,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Apollos [ə pŏlˊəs] (Gk. Apollōs, abbreviation of Apollōnios; Lat. Apollonius). An Alexandrian Jew, who was “well versed in the scriptures” (Acts 18:24). Apparently he had come into contact with John the Baptist or one of his disciples, for he was familiar with John’s view of baptism (rather than
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
ApollosApollos was a trained rhetor, capable of demonstrating from the OT that the Messiah was Jesus. Nonetheless, we read very little about his contribution to the expansion of early Christianity. Quite the opposite; 1 and 2 Corinthians suggest that his training and ministry contributed to problems
Catholic Bible Dictionary
APOLLOS A Jewish Christian from Alexandria described in Acts 18:24–28 as being eloquent, well versed in Scripture, and possessed of considerable oratorical talent.Apollos knew only the baptism of John the Baptist, but he preached the “Way of the Lord” with both fervor and skill. He preached in the synagogue