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Claudius Lysias
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Claudius Lysias
Claudius Lysias (Κλαύδιος Λυσίας, Klaudios Lysias, Klaudios Lysias). A Roman commander in Jerusalem, who sent Paul to Felix in Caesarea after a conspiracy to kill Paul was uncovered (Acts 23:26).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Claudius Lysias (Person)
CLAUDIUS LYSIAS (PERSON) [Gk Klaudios Lysias (Κλαυδιος Λυσιας)]. A chiliarch and tribune of a cohort of Roman troops in Jerusalem. He was not a Latin, as his Greek cognomen Lysias indicates. Perhaps he took on the nomen Claudius when he purchased his emancipation from slavery and became a Roman citizen
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Claudius Lysias
Claudius Lysias. Commander of the Roman garrison in Jerusalem who wrote a letter to the Roman procurator Felix concerning the apostle Paul (Acts 23:26). His title in Greek (chiliarch) identifies him as a commander of 1,000 troops. Although Claudius Lysias is unknown outside the NT, some information about
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Claudius Lysias
Claudius Lysias klô-dē-əs lisʹē-es [Gk. Klaudios Lysias]. A tribune who intervened when the Jews sought to do violence to Paul at Jerusalem (Acts 21:31; 24:22).Lysias, who was probably a Greek by birth (cf. 21:37), and who had probably assumed the Roman forename Claudius (23:26) when he purchased
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Claudius Lysias
CLAUDIUS LYSIAS Commander of the Roman garrison in Jerusalem who wrote a letter to the Roman procurator Felix concerning the apostle Paul (Acts 23:26). His title in Greek (chiliarch) identifies him as a commander of 1,000 troops. Although Claudius Lysias is unknown outside the NT, some information about
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Lysias, Claudius
Lysias (lis´ee-uhs), Claudius (klaw´dee-uhs), according to Acts 21:30–23:35, the military tribune who commanded the Roman garrison at the fortress (probably the Tower of Antonia) adjacent to the Jerusalem temple. He arrested Paul when a rumor that Paul had brought a Gentile into the temple created a
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Claudius Lysias
CLAUDIUS LYSIAS. In Acts 21:31ff. the military tribune (Gk. chiliarchos, ‘captain of a thousand’; av, rv ‘chief captain’; rsv ‘tribune of the cohort’) in command of the Roman garrison of the Antonia Fortress in Jerusalem, who took Paul into custody. He had acquired his Roman citizenship by purchase (Acts
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Claudius Lysias
Claudius Lysias (Gk. Klaúdios Lysɩ́as)The tribune or chiliarch (commander of 1000 troops) of the Roman cohort stationed at the Fortress of Antonia in Jerusalem. Lysias was not a Roman by birth: his cognomen is Greek and his Roman citizenship came at a high price (Acts 22:28). He probably took the Latin
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Claudius Lysias
Claudius Lysias [klôˊdĭ əs lĭsˊĬ əs] (Gk. Klaudios Lysias). A Roman tribune and commander of the garrison at Jerusalem, which was stationed at the Tower of Antonia near the temple. Probably a Greek (cf. Acts 21:37), he purchased Roman citizenship “for a large sum” (22:28) during the reign of
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Claudius Lysias
CLAUDIUS LYSIAS The Roman tribune whose soldiers took Paul into custody in Jerusalem (Acts 21:31–36; 23:26; some versions call him a “chilearch,” the Greek word translated “tribune” in the RSV). Claudius and his troops were stationed in the Antonia Tower next to the Temple. When Paul was attacked by
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Lysias Claudius
Lys´ias Clau´dius, a chief captain of the band, that is, tribune of the Roman cohort who rescued St. Paul from the hands of the infuriated mob at Jerusalem, and sent him under a guard to Felix, the governor or proconsul of Cæsarea. Acts 21:31, seq.; 23:26; 24:7. (a.d. 55.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Claudius
CLAU´DIUS (klawʹdi-us; Gk. perhaps from claudus, “lame”).1. The fourth Roman emperor (excluding Julius Caesar), who succeeded Caligula, January 25, a.d. 41. He was the son of Drusus and Antonia, and was born August 1, 10 b.c. at Lyons, in Gaul. Losing his father in infancy, he was left to the care and
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