Cyprian Soldiers
Soldiers from Cyprus under the command of Crates during the reign of Antiochus Epiphanes in Jerusalem.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
CYPRIAN. Rome had brought with her in her colonization of North Africa a class structure where good education, property, and a say in government tended to remain the privilege of a select few. Cyprian of Carthage was a man of such property and education (Pontius Vit. Cyp. 2, 15), and his secular acquaintances
The Dictionary of Historical Theology
Cyprian (d. 258)
Cyprian (d. 258)Thascius Caecilius Cyprianus, bishop of Carthage from 248/9 till he died a martyr in 258, is known chiefly through a biography by an admirer, and through a collection of letters covering the ecclesiastical controversies of his career as bishop. Only recently converted in middle life,
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Cyprian (ca. 210–58). Bishop of Carthage from 249 until his death as a martyr in 258. Born of a well-to-do family, he received an excellent education, and for a while was a lawyer. As a result of his conversion in 245, he sold a good portion of his properties in order to do works of mercy among the poor.
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
CYPRIANCyprian was bishop of Carthage from about 248 to 258. A vast amount of the correspondence both from him and to him has been preserved. This gives the modern reader considerable insight into church life in the middle of the third century. During the Decian persecution, Cyprian continued his ministry
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Cyprian (200–258). Caecilius Cyprianus was born in North Africa to a wealthy and cultured pagan family. After having distinguished himself as a master of rhetoric, he converted to Christianity, renouncing his wealth and pagan culture. He was quickly raised through the presbytery to become bishop of Carthage
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Cyprian, Poet
CYPRIAN, poet (4th–5th c.). The hexametric paraphrase of the first 7 books of the OT was first edited between 1852 and 1888 by J.B. Pitra, except for the poem on *Genesis, for which he completed the editions of Morel, Sirmond and Martène. Pitra attributed the poems to *Juvencus on the basis of the inscriptio
Cyprian, Presbyter
CYPRIAN, presbyter (4th–5th c.). A personal friend and correspondent of *Jerome, whose Ep. 140 answers Cyprian’s request for a plain, simple explanation of Ps 89[90]. Jerome praises Cyprian as one who meditates on God’s law day and night. This letter, written ca. 414, as F. Cavallera prefers (Saint Jérôme
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CYPRIAN sip´ree-uhn. As bishop of Carthage until martyred (248/249–58), Cyprian (ca. 200–258) ce addressed Christians who lapsed under persecution but sought reconciliation with the church by making bishops, rather than confessors (charismatic authorities), the judges in reconciliation, thus enhancing
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Cyprian (c. 200–58)
CYPRIAN (c. 200–58)Latin Church Father, and Bishop of Carthage from about 249 until his death, Cyprian was a pagan who was converted to Christianity in middle age and quickly rose to the office of bishop. He was well educated and a gifted speaker, able to unite and inspire a church which was undergoing
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