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Blastus
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Blastus
Blastus (Βλάστος, Blastos). A man identified as a chamberlain for Herod Agrippa I (Acts 12:20).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Blastus (Person)
BLASTUS (PERSON) [Gk Blastos (Βλαστος)]. Chamberlain of Herod Agrippa I (Acts 12:20). As chamberlain (koitōn), he was in charge of Herod’s bedchambers or private quarters. Herod had come to Caesarea in 44 c.e. to see the games. At that time he may have been waging economic war against the cities of
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Blastus
Blastus. Royal secretary to Herod Agrippa I (Acts 12:20). The cities of Tyre and Sidon were looked down upon by Herod, so when their delegates wanted an appointment with the king when he was in nearby Caesarea, they approached him through Blastus. Herod addressed them and was struck by a fatal illness
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Blastus
Blastus blasʹəs [Gk. Blastos—‘shoot’] (Acts 12:20). The chamberlain of Herod Agrippa I, whose services as an intermediary with the king were gained by the people of Tyre and Sidon. These cities were dependent on Palestine for corn and other provisions, and when Herod, on the occasion of some commercial
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Blastus
BLASTUS Royal secretary to Herod Agrippa I (Acts 12:20). The cities of Tyre and Sidon were looked down upon by Herod, so when their delegates wanted an appointment with the king when he was in nearby Caesarea, they approached him through Blastus. Herod addressed them and was struck by a fatal illness
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Blastus
BLASTUS. Described in Acts 12:20 as “the king’s chamberlain,” he was appealed to by the populace of Tyre and Sidon in the face of the wrath of Herod Agrippa I. These cities were dependent upon the King for their food, even as they had been dependent upon Solomon in the days of Hiram (1 Kgs 5:9–11; 9:11–13).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Blastus
Blastus (Gk. Blástos)Chamberlain of King Herod Agrippa I (Acts 12:20). In their dispute with the king, the people of Tyre and Sidon “persuaded” (probably bribed) Blastus to use his influence as keeper of the royal bedchamber to secure them an audience with the king.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Blastus
Blastus [blăsˊtəs] (Gk. Blastos “bud”). Chamberlain of King Herod Agrippa I (Acts 12:20). In their dispute with the king, the people of Tyre and Sidon “persuaded” (Gk.peíthō; perhaps with a bribe; cf. KJV, NIV, JB) Blastus to use his influence as keeper of the royal bedchamber to secure
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Blastus
BLAS´TUS (blasʹtus; “sprout, shoot”). The chamberlain of King Herod Agrippa who acted as mediator between the people of Tyre and Sidon and the king (Acts 12:20), a.d. 44.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Blastus
Blastuschamberlain to king Herod Agrippa I. (Acts 12:20). Such persons generally had great influence with their masters.
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