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Cleopas
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
One of the two disciples whom Jesus met on the road to Emmaus after his resurrection (Luke 24:18).The name is a short form of Cleopatros, and is likely not the same person as the Clopas in John 19:25.Tradition sometimes has assumed that Cleopas’ companion was Luke himself, who was too modest to include his own name. Other proposed possibilities include Cleopas’ wife or son, but there is not enough evidence to support any specific identification.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Cleopas
Cleopas (Κλεοπᾶς, Kleopas). One of the two disciples whom Jesus met on the road to Emmaus after his resurrection (Luke 24:18).The name is a short form of Cleopatros, and is likely not the same person as the Clopas in John 19:25.Tradition sometimes has assumed that Cleopas’ companion was Luke himself,
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Cleopas (Person)
CLEOPAS (PERSON) [Gk Kleopas (Κλεοπας)]. One of the 2 disciples whom Jesus joins on their way to Emmaus (Luke 24:18). The name Cleopas has been found on a Gk ostracon from Egypt: it is a shortened form of Kleopatros (“illustrious father”), the masculine form of Cleopatra. It is sometimes identified with
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cleopas
Cleopas. Follower of Jesus who conversed with him on the way to Emmaus (Lk 24:18). Some identify Cleopas with Mary’s husband, mentioned in John 19:25 (rsv Clopas; kjv Cleophas). However, there is little evidence to support this conclusion.See Clopas.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cleopas
Cleopas klēʹe-pes [Gk. Kleopas—‘renowned father’]. One of the two disciples whom Jesus met on the way to Emmaus (Lk. 24:18). The name is a contraction of Cleopatros, not identical with Clopas (an Aramaic name) of Jn. 19:25.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Cleopas
CLEOPAS Follower of Jesus who conversed with him on the way to Emmaus (Lk 24:18). Some identify this Cleopas with the Clopas of John 19:25, but this is unlikely. See Clopas.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Cleopas
Cleopas (klee´oh-puhs), a disciple who with an unnamed companion encountered the resurrected Jesus as they traveled to Emmaus (Luke 24:18–35).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Cleopas
CLEOPAS. One of the two disciples to whom Jesus revealed Himself in the breaking of bread at Emmaus on the afternoon of His resurrection (Lk 24:18). Some would identify this Cleopas with Cleophas (KJV) or Clopas (RSV) in Jn 19:25, the husband of one of the Mary’s who stood at the cross. Others would
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Cleopas
CLEOPAS (a contracted form of Cleopatros). One of the two disciples accosted by the risen Jesus on the afternoon of the first Easter Day as they were returning to their home at Emmaus (Lk. 24:18). (*Clopas.)R. V. G. Tasker.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Cleopas
Cleopas (Gk. Kleopás)One of two disciples to whom Jesus appeared on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13–32). The two were discussing Jesus’ crucifixion and did not recognize Jesus until he broke bread with them in their house. Some have identified Cleopas with Clopas the husband of Mary who was at the cross
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Cleopas
Cleopas [klēˊə pəs] (Gk. Kleopas, probably an abbreviated form of Kleopatros). One of the two disciples to whom the risen Lord appeared on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:18). Some of the Church Fathers identified Cleopas with Clopas, the husband of Mary who stood by Jesus’ cross (John 19:25). Whether
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Cleopas
CLEOPAS One of the two disciples who met Jesus on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:18).
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Cleopas
Cleopas. One of the two disciples to whom the risen Christ appeared on the road to *Emmaus on the day of the Resurrection, and made Himself known in the ‘breaking of bread’ (Lk. 24:13–35). He is sometimes identified with the Clopas of Jn. 19:25 (RV), the husband of a certain Mary, who, on the assumption
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