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Cyprians
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Cyprians
Cyprians (κύπριος, kyprios). The residents of Cyprus (2 Macc 4:29; Acts 4:36; 11:20).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Cyprian
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 International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cyprians
Cyprians [Gk. Kyprioi] (2 Macc. 4:29). AV for mercenary troops supporting Sostrates, captain of the Jerusalem citadel during the reign of Antiochus IV Epiphanes (RSV “Cyprian troops”; NEB “Cypriots”). Ordinarily a gentilic (Bauer, p. 458; cf. Acts 4:36; 11:20; 21:16), the RSV apparently takes the Greek
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,
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CYPRIANS
CYPRIANS<sip’-ri-ans> ([Κύπριοι, Kuprioi]): Occurs in 2 Macc 4:29. Menelaus who was high priest at Jerusalem, and Sostratus who was governor of the citadel, were summoned by King Antiochus to appear before him. “Menelaus left his own brother Lysimachus for his deputy in the high-priesthood; and
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Cyprian
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.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Cyprians
Cyprians si′pruhs (Κύπριοι). Natives of Cyprus. The term appears only in the Apocrypha (2 Macc. 4:29 KJV; the NRSV has, “Cyprian troops”).
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
Cyprian
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
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Cyprians
CYPRIANS, sipʹri-ans (Κύπριοι, Kúprioi): Occurs in 2 Macc 4:29. Menelaus who was high priest at Jerus, and Sostratus who was governor of the citadel, were summoned by King Antiochus to appear before him. “Menelaus left his own brother Lysimachus for his deputy in the high-priesthood; and Sostratus
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
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