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Aristarchus
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A “Macedonian traveling companion of Paul” (Acts 19:29). Aristarchus and Gaius were seized by the Ephesians during the riot of the silversmiths (Acts 19:29). Aristarchus was a native of Thessalonica and accompanied Paul from Greece (Acts 20:4) and to Rome (Acts 27:2). In Col 4:10, Paul calls him his “fellow prisoner.” Paul mentions him again in the Letter to Philemon (Phlm 24). In both of these letters, Aristarchus sends greetings of his own.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Aristarchus
Aristarchus (Ἀρίσταρχος, Aristarchos). A “Macedonian traveling companion of Paul” (Acts 19:29). Aristarchus and Gaius were seized by the Ephesians during the riot of the silversmiths (Acts 19:29). Aristarchus was a native of Thessalonica and accompanied Paul from Greece (Acts 20:4) and to Rome (Acts
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Aristarchus (Person)
ARISTARCHUS (PERSON) [Gk Aristarchos (Ἀρισταρχος)]. A Jewish Christian from Thessalonica in Macedonia, one of Paul’s travel companions (Acts 19:29), fellow workers (Col 4:11; Phlm 24), and fellow prisoners (Col 4:10). Present with Paul when Colossians and Philemon were written, Aristarchus sends his
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Aristarchus
Aristarchus. Companion of the apostle Paul; Macedonian from Thessalonica, possibly of Jewish ancestry. He is first mentioned as one of those seized by an angry mob in Ephesus (Acts 19:29). Later he accompanied Paul on the return from his third missionary journey (Acts 20:4), as well as to Rome to face
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Aristarchus
Aristarchus ar-is-tärʹkəs [GK. Aristarchos—‘best ruler’]. One of those faithful companions of the apostle Paul who shared with him his labors and sufferings. He is first mentioned along with Gaius as having been seized by the excited Ephesians during the riot stirred up by the silversmiths (Acts 19:29).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Aristarchus
ARISTARCHUS Companion of the apostle Paul; Macedonian from Thessalonica, possibly of Jewish ancestry. He is first mentioned as one of those seized by an angry mob in Ephesus (Acts 19:29). Later he accompanied Paul on the return from his third missionary journey (Acts 20:4) as well as to Rome to face
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Aristarchus
Aristarchus (air´is-tahr´kuhs), according to Acts a native of Thessalonica and a companion of Paul in Ephesus, on his final trip to Jerusalem, and on his voyage to Rome (19:29; 20:4–5; 27:2). This is probably the same Aristarchus who is listed as Paul’s fellow prisoner in Col. 4:10; Philem. 24.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Aristarchus
ARISTARCHUS. A Macedonian from Thessalonica (Acts 19:29; 27:2), probably of Jewish ancestry (Col 4:10–11), who accompanied Paul on his third missionary journey. At Ephesus he was dragged into the theater in the silversmiths’ riot (Acts 19:29). From there he journeyed with Paul through Macedonia to Greece
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Aristarchus
ARISTARCHUS. All the references undoubtedly relate to the same person. The first, Acts 19:29, describes him as already Paul’s fellow-traveller when seized by the Ephesian mob (though it has been argued that this is proleptic). In Acts 20:4 he accompanies Paul to Jerusalem, probably as an official Thessalonian
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Aristarchus
Aristarchus (Gk. Arɩ́starchos)A Jewish Christian whom Paul calls a “fellow worker” (Phlm. 24) and “fellow prisoner” (Col. 4:10; Gk. sunaichmálōtos, lit., “prisoner of war,” but probably used metaphorically). A native of Thessalonica, Aristarchus worked with Paul in Asia and was with him when the crowd
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Aristarchus
Aristarchus [ărˊĭs tärˊkəs] (Gk. Aristarchos “best ruler”).† A faithful traveling companion of Paul from Macedonia. He was dragged into the theater at Ephesus by an angry mob during a riot instigated by Demetrius, a silversmith who was losing business on account of Paul’s teaching (Acts 19:29).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Aristarchus
ARISTARCHUS (Greek, “excellent ruler”) A Macedonian of Thessalonica and companion of Paul at Ephesus on his third missionary journey (Acts 19:29). He also met Paul in Troas (Acts 20:4–5) and joined the apostle when he sailed to Italy and Rome (Acts 20:4; 27:2). Paul mentioned him as a fellow prisoner
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Aristarchus
Aristar´chus (the best ruler), a Thessalonian, Acts 20:4; 27:2, who accompanied St. Paul on his third missionary journey. Acts 19:29. He was with the apostle on his return to Asia, Acts 20:4; and again, 27:2, on his voyage to Rome. We trace him afterwards as St. Paul’s fellow prisoner in Col. 4:10 and