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Demetrius (3 Jn. 1:12)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Demetrius the Christian
Demetrius the Christian (Δημήτριος, Dēmētrios). Possibly the carrier of John’s letter to Gaius. Recommended by the apostle John in his third letter; he had a good reputation among many church members (3 John 12).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Demetrius (Person)
DEMETRIUS (PERSON) [Gk Demetrios (Δεμετριος)]. 1. Demetrius Poliorcetes (336–283 b.c.e.) “the Besieger,” king of Macedon (293–288 b.c.e.). His father Antigonus, who was one of the Diodochi, had been satrap of Phrygia and was able to extend his power all the way to Media, so Demetrius saw himself as inheritor
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Demetrius
Demetrius. Name (“son of Demeter”) of five persons in biblical times: three Syrian kings and two NT figures.1. Successor to Antiochus V Eupator. Demetrius I was king (160–151 bc) when the Jewish uprising led by Judas Maccabeus was under way. He attempted several unsuccessful campaigns against the Jews
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Demetrius
Demetrius də-mēʹ-trē-əs [Gk. Dēmetrios—‘belonging to Demeter’]. A common Greek name used of three Seleucid kings of Syria.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Demetrius
DEMETRIUS Name (“Son of Demeter”) of five persons in biblical times: three Syrian kings and two NT figures.1. Successor to Antiochus V Eupator. Demetrius I was king (160–151 bc) when the Jewish uprising led by Judas Maccabeus was under way. He attempted several unsuccessful campaigns against the Jews
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Demetrius
Demetrius (di-mee´tree-uhs).1 Demetrius I Soter, the son of Seleucus and king of Syria (162–150 bce). Raised as a hostage in Rome, he escaped, came to Phoenicia, killed Antiochus V, and established himself as king. He attempted to appease the Hasideans in ways that would undercut the independence movement
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Demetrius
DEMETRIUS. At least five persons bore this name in biblical times.1. Demetrius I, successor to Antiochus Epiphanes (162 b.c.), known for his intrigues, guile, and cruelty. In general he practiced repressive measures toward Jews in Palestine (1 Macc 10:1–21).2. Demetrius II, son of Demetrius I, who
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Demetrius
DEMETRIUS was a common Gk. name, and two people bearing it are mentioned in the NT.1. A Christian whose witness is commended in 3 Jn. 12.2. The silversmith of Ephesus, who stirred up a riot against Paul (Acts 19:24, 38).Conjectures have been made identifying the two (J. V. Bartlet, JTS 6, 1905, pp.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Demetrius
Demetrius (Gk. Dēmḗtrios)1. Demetrius Poliorcetes (338–283 b.c.e.), king of Macedonia and son of Antigonus I. He twice attempted to restore Alexander’s empire to a single ruler. In 307 he began to free Greece from Cassander’s control by seizing Athens. The next year he took Cyprus and seaports of
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Demetrius
Demetrius [dĭ mēˊtrĭ əs] (Gk. Dēmētrios “follower of [the goddess] Demeter”).†
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Demetrius
DEMETRIUS The name of two men in the New Testament.1. A silversmith in Ephesus who earned his living by making small silver models of the temple of Artemis at Ephesus (Acts 19:24). As his trade was threatened by the preaching of Paul, who was converting the people to Christianity, he instigated a riot
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Demetrius
Demetrius. The name of two persons in the NT. (1) A silversmith of *Ephesus, who led an unsuccessful riot against St *Paul, on the ground that the Apostle’s preaching would endanger the trade in silver images (Acts 19:24 ff.). (2) A disciple commended by St *John, of whom nothing else is known (3