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Eutychus’ Window
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A young man who fell asleep and fell from a window while listening to Paul in Troas (Acts 20:9).Eutychus (meaning “lucky” or “fortunate”) died from his fall (he was “picked up dead,” Acts 20:9). Paul, going down to where he had fallen, said that “his life is in him” (Acts 20:10), and he was restored to life (Acts 20:12). This episode recalls similar ones in the lives of Elijah (1 Kgs 17:17–24) and Elisha (2 Kgs 4:18–37).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Eutychus
Eutychus (Εὔτυχος, Eutychos). A young man who fell asleep and fell from a window while listening to Paul in Troas (Acts 20:9).Eutychus (meaning “lucky” or “fortunate”) died from his fall (he was “picked up dead,” Acts 20:9). Paul, going down to where he had fallen, said that “his life is in him” (Acts
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Eutychus (Person)
EUTYCHUS (PERSON) [Gk Eutychos (Εὐτυχος)]. A young boy who, while listening to Paul in Troas, went to sleep and fell from an upstairs window (Acts 20:9). The story indicates that he was “taken up dead” (not “as dead”). Paul is said to have “bent over him” and embraced him and then said, “Do not be alarmed,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Eutychus
Eutychus. Common slave name, mentioned only in Acts 20:9. It was Eutychus’ misfortune to become sleepy while sitting on a windowsill listening to the apostle Paul preach at Troas. He sank into a deep sleep and fell from the ledge, which was in the third loft. Though he was “taken up dead,” the apostle
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Eutychus
Eutychus ūʹtə-kəs [Gk. Eutychos—‘fortunate’] (Acts 20:9). The story of Eutychus occurs in the “we” section of Acts and is therefore related by an eyewitness of the incidents (Acts 20:7–12). On the first day of the week the Christians of Troas met for an evening service in an upper chamber, where they
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eutychus
EUTYCHUS Common slave name, mentioned only in Acts 20:9. It was Eutychus’s misfortune to become sleepy while sitting on a windowsill listening to the apostle Paul preach at Troas. He sank into a deep sleep and fell from the ledge, which was in the third loft. The apostle Paul revived him from the dead
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Eutychus
Eutychus (yoo´tuh-kuhs), a youth who dozed during a long discourse by Paul, fell from a third-story window, and was presumed dead; Paul intervened and the youth lived (Acts 20:7–12).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eutychus
EUTYCHUS. The young disciple at Troas who sat in the open window of the third floor of a building where Paul was preaching. Falling asleep, Eutychus fell to the ground and was taken up dead. Paul extending himself upon the body restored him to life (Acts 20:5–12).It has been disputed whether Eutychus
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eutychus
EUTYCHUS (‘Lucky’, a common Gk. name). A young man from Troas who fell from an upstairs window-seat during Paul’s protracted nocturnal address there (Acts 20:7–12). H. J. Cadbury (Book of Acts in History, pp. 8ff.) points out a similar fatal accident in Oxyrhynchus Papyri, 3. 475. Luke’s words suggest
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eutychus
Eutychus (Gk. Eútychos)A young man from Troas who fell two stories from his window seat when he fell asleep during one of Paul’s long speeches (Acts 20:9). Luke records that Eutychus “was picked up dead,” but Paul revived the youth (Acts 20:10–12).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Eutychus
Eutychus [ūˊtə kəs] (Gk. Eutychos “fortunate”). A young man from Troas who fell two stories from his window seat when he fell asleep during one of Paul’s long speeches (Acts 20:9). Luke records that Eutychus died, but that he witnessed Paul revive the youth (vv. 10–12).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Eutychus
EUTYCHUS A young man of Troas who fell from an upstairs window while listening to Paul (Acts 20:9–10). He was “taken up dead,” but Paul bent over him, took him in his arms, and said, “Do not be alarmed, for his life is in him.” The young man was indeed alive, and his friends “were not a little comforted” (Acts
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Eutychus
Eu´tychus (fortunate), a youth at Troas, Acts 20:9, who sitting in a window, and having fallen asleep while St. Paul was discoursing, fell from the third story, and being taken up dead, was miraculously restored to life by the apostle.
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