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Freedmen
The members of a synagogue in Jerusalem whose founders had been freed from slavery.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Freedmen
Freedmen. Members of a Jewish synagogue in Jerusalem (Acts 6:9), descended from Jews who had been captured and taken to Rome by the general Pompey (106–48 bc), then later released. Pompey found that the Jews adhered so strictly to their religious and national customs that they were worthless as slaves.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Freedmen
FREEDMEN* Members of a Jewish synagogue in Jerusalem (Acts 6:9), descended from Jews who had been captured and taken to Rome by the general Pompey (106–48 bc), then later released. Pompey found that the Jews adhered so strictly to their religious and national customs that they were worthless as slaves.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Freedman, Freedwoman
freedman, freedwoman, a person in the Greco-Roman world who had been a slave, but had secured release from that status by purchasing freedom or working to achieve it. Freedmen and -women remained bound to their former masters in certain respects (see 1 Cor. 7:22). For example, if they died without an
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Freedman
FREEDMAN - a free person, in contrast to a slave, who is held in bondage. Paul used this word to describe a person who has been freed by Jesus Christ from bondage to sin (1 Cor. 7:22). The "Synagogue of the Freedmen" (Acts. 6:9) probably consisted of Jewish prisoners who had been liberated.
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