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Crispus
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Crispus
Crispus (Κρίσπος, Krispos). A Jewish person who was a synagogue ruler in Corinth and who believed the gospel delivered by Paul (Acts 18:8; 1 Cor 1:14).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Crispus (Person)
CRISPUS (PERSON) [Gk Krispos (Κρισπος)]. A Corinthian Jew and ruler of the synagogue who, together with all his household, believed in the Lord because of Paul’s preaching (Acts 18:8; 1 Cor 1:14). Crispus is named first, preceding Gaius and the household of Stephanas, as one of the few people baptized
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Crispus
Crispus. Synagogue leader at Corinth (Greece) who was converted “with all his household” during the apostle Paul’s 18-month missionary visit to the city (Acts 18:8, 11). Paul referred to Crispus as one of the few persons he personally baptized in Corinth (1 Cor 1:14).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Crispus
Crispus krisʹpəs [Gk. Krispos]. One of the small number baptized by Paul among the Corinthian Christians (1 Cor 1:14). He had been ruler of the Jewish synagogue, but he “believed in the Lord with all his house,” and, following Paul, withdrew from the synagogue (Acts 18:7f). He seems to have been succeeded
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Crispus
CRISPUS Synagogue leader at Corinth who (along with all his household) was converted during the apostle Paul’s 18-month missionary visit to the city (Acts 18:8, 11). Paul referred to Crispus as one of the few persons he personally baptized in Corinth (1 Cor 1:14).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Crispus
Crispus (kris´puhs), according to Acts 18:8, the ruler of a synagogue in Corinth who became a Christian. He was baptized by Paul (1 Cor. 1:14), and his inclusion in the Corinthian church indicates that that congregation was not entirely Gentile. See also synagogue.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Crispus
CRISPUSThe ruler of the synagogue (archisynagōgos) in Corinth who “believed on the Lord with all his house” (Acts 18:18). He was one whom Paul baptized, along with Gaius and the household of Stephanas (1 Cor 1:14, 16). Tradition records that he became bishop of Aegina (Apostolic Constitutions, VII,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Crispus
CRISPUS. He was archisynagōgos (*Synagogue) at Corinth. His conversion, with his family, was significant, most Corinthian Jews being bitterly hostile (Acts 18:5–8); hence, perhaps, his baptism by Paul himself (1 Cor. 1:14). Acts of Pilate 2.4 probably intends him.The name (meaning ‘curly’) is Lat.,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Crispus
Crispus (Gk. Krispos)A former ruler of the synagogue at Corinth who was baptized with several other converts (Acts 18:8). According to 1 Cor. 1:14 he and Gaius were among the very few believers baptized by Paul himself.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Crispus
Crispus [krĭsˊpəs] (Gk. Krispos, from Lat. crispus “curly”). A former ruler of the synagogue at Corinth who was baptized with several other converts (Acts 18:8); according to 1 Cor. 1:14 he and Gaius were among the very few believers baptized by Paul himself.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Crispus
CRISPUS A Jew of Corinth and head of the synagogue in that city. Crispus and his household were converted through the preaching of Paul (Acts 18:8). According to 1 Corinthians (1:14), Crispus was one of the few people baptized by Paul himself.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Crispus
Cris´pus (curled), ruler of the Jewish synagogue at Corinth, Acts 18:8; baptized with his family by St. Paul. 1 Cor. 1:14. (a.d. 50.)
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