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Damaris
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Damaris
Damaris (Δάμαρις, Damaris). A woman listed among new believers in Athens (Acts 17:34).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Damaris (Person)
DAMARIS (PERSON) [Gk Damaris (Δαμαρις)]. A convert of Paul in Athens portrayed in Acts 17:34. That she is mentioned by name suggests that Luke or his sources considered her a prominent convert, perhaps one who made a name for herself in the Christian community. Since it was uncommon for an ordinary Athenian
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Damaris
Damaris. Woman mentioned (Acts 17:34) as one of the first converts in the city of Athens, following Paul’s preaching there. Since Luke singles her out by name, she may have been a person of importance (see Acts 13:50; 17:12).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Damaris
Damaris damʹə-ris [Gk. Damaris]. A female Christian of Athens, converted by Paul’s preaching (Acts 17:34). That she is mentioned in this passage together with Dionysius the Areopagite has led some, most probably in error, to regard her as his wife. The singling out of her name with that of Dionysius
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Damaris
DAMARIS Woman mentioned (Acts 17:34) as one of the first converts in the city of Athens, following Paul’s preaching there. Since Luke singles her out by name, she may have been a person of importance (see Acts 13:50; 17:12).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Damaris
Damaris (dam´uh-ris), a woman who was one of Paul’s few converts in Athens (Acts 17:34).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Damaris
DAMARIS. A woman of Athens who, with Dionysius the Areopagite and certain others, was converted when Paul spoke on Mars Hill (Acts 17:34). The singling out of her name with that of Dionysius may indicate some personal or social distinction (cf. Acts 13:50; 17:12).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Damaris
Damaris (Gk. Dámaris)A woman of Athens singled out in Acts 17:34 (omitted in Codex D) as a believer in Paul’s message concerning the Resurrection (cf. vv. 16–32). She is paired with the only other named believer, Dionysius, a member of the chief Athenian council (Areopagus). This immediate association
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Damaris
Damaris [dămˊə rĭs] (Gk. Damaris). A woman who, together with a certain Dionysius, was converted to Christianity by Paul’s preaching at Athens (Acts 17:34). She may have been a person of social distinction, though she was probably not the wife of Dionysius (as suggested by Chrysostom De sac. iv.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Damaris
DAMARIS An Athenian woman converted by Paul (Acts 17:34) during his stay in Athens. According to Saint John Chrysostom, she was the wife of Dionysius the Areopagite, who is mentioned in the same passage.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Damaris
Dam´aris (a heifer), an Athenian woman converted to Christianity by St. Paul’s preaching. Acts 17:34. (a.d. 48.) Chrysostom and others held her to have been the wife of Dionysius the Areopagite.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Damaris
DAM´ARIS (damʹa-ris; “gentle”). An Athenian woman converted to Christianity by Paul’s preaching (Acts 17:34). Chrysostom and others believed her to have been the wife of Dionysius the Areopagite but apparently for no other reason than that she is mentioned with him in this passage.
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