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Aquila
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Aquila
Aquila (Ἀκύλας, Akylas). A first-century Jew who was the husband of Prisca (or Priscilla) and associate of Paul.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Aquila (Person)
AQUILA (PERSON) [Gk Akylas (Ἀκυλας)]. Aquila, an important Christian missionary in the mid-1st century c.e., is mentioned in 1 Cor 16:19, Rom 16:3–5, Acts 18:2–3 (historically reliable traditions; Lüdemann 1987: 206, 209–10); 18:18, 26; and 2 Tim 4:19.A. Pontus and the First Stay in RomeAquila was
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Aquila
Aquila. Husband of Priscilla (Acts 18:2, 18, 26; Rom 16:3; 1 Cor 16:19; 2 Tm 4:19).See Priscilla and Aquila.
Priscilla and Aquila
Priscilla and Aquila. Christian couple who were friends and possibly converts of the apostle Paul during his ministry at Corinth (Acts 18:1–3). They are always mentioned together in the NT. Priscilla’s personal character or her role in the church may account for her name coming before her husband’s in
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Aquila
Aquila akʹwi-lə [GK. Akylas—‘eagle’]. A Jew at Corinth, a refugee along with his wife Priscilla (diminutive form of Prisca) from Rome, who became a friend of Paul (Acts 18).Aquila was a native of Pontus, doubtless one of the colony of Jews mentioned in Acts 2:9; 1 Pet. 1:1. They were victims of the
Aquila
Aquila A proselyte to Judaism in the time of Hadrian, and like the Aquila of the NT a native of Pontus, who translated the Hebrew OT into very literal Greek. See Septuagint.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Aquila
AQUILA Husband of Priscilla (Acts 18:2, 18, 26; Rom 16:3; 1 Cor 16:19; 2 Tm 4:19). See Priscilla and Aquila.
Priscilla and Aquila
PRISCILLA AND AQUILA Christian couple who were friends and possibly converts of the apostle Paul during his ministry at Corinth (Acts 18:1–3). They are always mentioned together in the NT. Priscilla’s personal character or her leadership role in the church may account for her name coming before her husband’s
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Aquila
Aquila (ak´wi-luh), according to Acts 18:2–3, a Jewish Christian from Pontus in Asia Minor who, like Paul, was a tentmaker (or leather worker) by trade. He and his wife Priscilla (Prisca) were expelled from Rome by the edict of the emperor Claudius, probably in 49/50 ce. Paul lodged with Aquila and Priscilla
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Aquila
AQUILA. A Jew from Pontus in N Asia Minor, resident in Rome, where he and his wife Priscilla (q.v.) became Christians. The edict of the emperor Claudius (c. a.d. 49) expelling Jews from Rome, forced this couple to migrate to Corinth, where they set up a branch of their tentmaking or leather-working business,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Aquila and Prisca, Priscilla
AQUILA AND PRISCA, PRISCILLA. A Jewish leatherworker (rsv ‘tent-maker’, Acts 18:3) and his wife, staunch friends of Paul. Aquila came from Pontus, but the couple were in Rome when Claudius’ edict of c. ad 49 expelled all Jews from the city. Obscure words of Suetonius (Claudius 25. 4) suggest that the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Aquila
Aquila (Gk. Akýlas)1. The husband of Priscilla/Prisca and associate of Paul. A native of Pontus, but later a resident of Rome, Aquila met Paul in Corinth after he, Priscilla, and other Jews had been expelled from Rome by Claudius (Acts 18:2–3). Many scholars associate this expulsion with Suetonius’
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Aquila
AQUILA (Latin, “eagle”) A Jewish Christian, the husband of Priscilla, and a friend of Paul. Aquila was a native of Pontus and later lived in Rome until Emperor Claudius expelled the Jews from that city (Acts 18:2–3). Aquila and Priscilla then went to Corinth, where they met Paul and were possibly his
Priscilla
PRISCILLA Also Prisca, the wife of Aquila, both of whom were associates of the apostle Paul. Prisca and Aquila were early converts to the Christian faith and moved to Corinth after being expelled from Rome by a decree of Emperor Claudius (Acts 18:2). They gave welcome to Paul in Corinth, and the apostle
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Aquila, Version of
Aquila, Version of. Greek version of the OT. It was the work of Aquila, a native of Sinope in Pontus, who lived under Hadrian (117–38). Acc. to St *Epiphanius (Mens. et Pond. 14), he was a relative of the Emperor and was converted to Christianity during a stay in *Jerusalem, but, having refused to
Priscilla, St
Priscilla, St (1st cent.), also ‘Prisca’, an early Christian convert. She is mentioned six times in the NT (Acts 18: verses 2, 18, and 26; Rom. 16:3; 1 Cor. 16:19; 2 Tim. 4:19); in the Pauline Epp. the best attested form in all cases is ‘Prisca’. She was the wife of Aquila, a Jew of Pontus and (like
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