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Clopas
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The husband of Mary who stood near the cross during the crucifixion (John 19:25). It is also possible that he was Mary’s father or son, not her husband, because the Greek text says only that she was “of Clopas.” Some have equated Clopas with Cleopas on the Emmaus road (Luke 24:18), but there is nothing to substantiate this idea.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Clopas
Clopas (Κλωπας, Klōpas). The husband of Mary who stood near the cross during the crucifixion (John 19:25). It is also possible that he was Mary’s father or son, not her husband, because the Greek text says only that she was “of Clopas.” Some have equated Clopas with Cleopas on the Emmaus road (Luke 24:18),
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Clopas (Person)
CLOPAS (PERSON) [Gk Klōpas (Κλωπας)]. Husband (or son or father) of a woman who stood near the cross of Jesus during his execution according to John 19:25. The exact relationship cannot be determined from the Gk text, because she is identified only as “the Mary of Clopas.” He sometimes has been identified
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Clopas
Clopas. Husband of Mary, one of the women who was present at Jesus’ crucifixion (Jn 19:25, kjv Cleophas). From the Greek it cannot be determined if Mary the wife of Clopas was also the sister of Jesus’ mother or a different person. One tradition identifies Clopas as the brother of Joseph. Another links
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Clopas
Clopas klōæpes [Gk. Klōpas] (Jn. 19:25); AV CLEOPHAS. The husband of one of the women who stood by the cross of Christ. Upon the philological ground of a variety of pronunciations of the Hebrew root, he is sometimes identified with Alphaeus, the father of James the Less. He is said by tradition to
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Clopas
CLOPAS Husband of Mary, one of the women who was present at Jesus’ crucifixion (Jn 19:25). From the Greek it cannot be determined if Mary the wife of Clopas was also the sister of Jesus’ mother or a different person. One tradition identifies Clopas as the brother of Joseph. Another links him with Cleopas
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Clopas
Clopas (kloh´puhs), husband of one of the Marys present at Jesus’s crucifixion (John 19:25). See also Mary.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Cleophas
CLEOPHAS. A close relative of a woman named Mary who stood by the cross (Jn 19:25). The Gr. text does not indicate whether his relationship was that of husband, son, or father, although it would be most probable that he was her husband. The following attempts at further identification have been made:
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Clopas
CLOPAS (‘Cleophas’, av) is mentioned in Jn. 19:25, where one of the women who stood near the cross is said to have been Mary hē tou Klōpa, an expression which could mean daughter, wife or mother of Clopas. The view that Clopas was the father of the apostle described in the lists of the apostles as
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Clopas
Clopas (Gk. Klōpás)The husband of Mary who stood near the cross (John 19:25; the Greek construction “of Mary” also allows for husband or brother). Some identify him with Cleopas, to whom the risen Lord appeared on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:18) and with Alphaeus, the father of James the Less.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Clopas
Clopas [klōˊpəs] (Gk. Klōpas). A person mentioned at John 19:25 (KJV “Cleophas”), whose wife was Mary (so RSV, KJV, JB, NIV; the Greek construction allows for “daughter”). Clopas has been identified with Cleopas, to whom the risen Lord appeared on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:18) and with
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Clopas
CLOPAS A male relative of the woman Mary who stood at the foot of the Cross of Jesus (John 19:25). The relationship between Clopas and Mary is uncertain, because the Greek text describes her only as “Mary of Clopas”—which probably means the wife of Clopas, but could also mean the daughter or mother of
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
cleophas
cle´ophas, Revised Version Clo´pas, the husband of Mary the sister of the Virgin Mary. John 19:25. He was probably dead before Jesus’ ministry began, for his wife and children constantly appear with Joseph’s family in the time of our Lord’s ministry.—Englishman’s Cyc. [Cleopas; AlphÆus.]
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