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Dionysius
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Dionysius
Dionysius (Διονύσιος, Dionysios). The Areopagite who was among the new believers in Athens (Acts 17:34).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Dionysius (Person)
DIONYSIUS (PERSON) [Gk Dionysios (Διονυσιος)]. A Gk name derived from Dionysus, the god of vegetation, wine, and drama. In the NT, an individual named Dionysius was an Athenian and a member of the prominent Areopagus who was converted along with others by Paul’s preaching (Acts 17:34). Although Paul’s
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Dionysius
Dionysius. Prominent citizen of Athens; a member of the Areopagus, the Athenian supreme court, and one of Paul’s few converts during his brief ministry at Athens (Acts 17:34).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dionysius
Dionysius dī-ə-nishʹi-əs [Gk. Dionysios]. One of the few Athenians converted by Paul (Acts 17:34). We know nothing further about him except that he was apparently of a high social position, for he was a member of the Areopagus. According to one account he was the first bishop of the church at Athens
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Dionysius
DIONYSIUS Prominent citizen of Athens; a member of the Areopagus, the Athenian supreme court, and one of Paul’s few converts during his brief ministry at Athens (Acts 17:34).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Dionysius
Dionysius (di´uh-nish´ee-uhs), a member of the Areopagite council in Athens who is said to have been converted by Paul’s preaching there (Acts 17:34).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Dionysius the Areopagite
DIONYSIUS THE AREOPAGITE. An Athenian confessing Christ under Paul (Acts 17:34). As “the Areopagite” he was a prominent citizen, being one of the 12 judges forming the highest council. See Areopagus.Tradition from another Dionysius, the bishop of Corinth in a.d. 171, through Eusebius and the Apostolic
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Dionysus the Areopagite
DIONYSUS THE AREOPAGITE. A member of the aristocratic council of Athens (*Areopagus); one of Paul’s few Athenian converts (Acts 17:34). A 2nd-century tradition (Dionysius of Corinth in Eusebius, EH 3.4; 4.23), that he was the first bishop of Athens may rest only on this passage. A body of much later
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Dionysius
Dionysius (Gk. Dionysios)A convert to Christianity through Paul’s ministry in Athens (Acts 17:34). Called “the Areopagite,” Dionysius was a member of Athens’ chief governing council, the Areopagus, and the first bishop of Athens (Eusebius HE 3.4.11; 4.23.3). Tradition also names him as Athens’ first
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dionysius
Dionysius [dīˊə nĭshˊəs] (Gk. Dionysios). One of a few converts in Athens following Paul’s address at the Areopagus (Acts 17:34). Luke indicates that Dionysius was a member of the local government. He may have been Athens’ first bishop (cf. Eusebius HE iii.4.11;iv:23.3). Others identify him with
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Dionysius
DIONYSIUS Called the Areopagite, a prominent Athenian who was converted by Paul (Acts 17:34). Dionysius was a member of the professional council in Athens called the Areopagus, and his conversion was probably a significant event. According to Eusebius in his Ecclesiastical History (Hist. Eccl. 3.4.11;
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Dionysius (1) the Areopagite
Dionysius (1) the Areopagite. His conversion by St Paul at Athens is recorded in Acts 17:34. Dionysius (2) of Corinth calls him the first bishop of the Church at Athens. Later, confusion was caused by the attempt to identify Dionysius (3) of Paris with him, and to assign to him the writings on mystical