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Hermas
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hermas
Hermas (Ἑρμᾶς, Hermas). Among those to whom Paul sent greetings in his letter to the Romans (Rom 16:14).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hermas (Person)
HERMAS (PERSON) [Gk Hermas (Ἑρμας)]. A Roman Christian who received greetings from Paul in Romans 16:14. He was probably a gentile Christian (Lampe StadtrChr, 58) because Paul usually made specific mention of persons in the list of Romans 16 who were Jewish-Christian “kins (wo)men” (Rom 16:7, 11, 21).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hermas
Hermas. Christian to whom Paul sent greetings in his letter to the Romans (16:14).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hermas
Hermas herʹməs [Gk. Hermas]. One of the recipients of greetings in Rom. 16:14, otherwise unknown. Attempts to identify him with the author of the Shepherd of Hermas are unfounded.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hermas
HERMAS1. Christian to whom Paul sent greetings in his letter to the Romans (Rom 16:14).2. Christian who wrote the apocryphal book called The Shepherd (referring to the work’s central shepherd figure). In The Shepherd, Hermas states that he was originally a slave, gained his freedom, married and started
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hermas
Hermas (huhr´muhs), a Christian to whom, along with others, Paul sends greetings in Rom. 16:14. Perhaps the added words “and the brothers and sisters who are with them” refer to a small house-church.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Hermas
HERMAS. One of a group of Christians greeted, some by name, in Rom. 16:14. They apparently belonged to a single community, perhaps a house-church. The name is a fairly common diminutive for a number of compound names. Origen’s suggestion that the author of The Shepherd of Hermas (*Patristic Literature)
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hermas
Hermas (Gk. Hermás)A Christian in Rome to whom Paul sent his greetings (Rom. 16:14).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hermas
Hermas [hûrˊməs] (Gk. Hermas). A Christian in Rome to whom Paul sent his greetings (Rom. 16:14).
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Hermas
Hermas (2nd cent.), author of ‘The Shepherd’. He is accounted one of the ‘*Apostolic Fathers’. Of his life nothing certain is known except what he himself says in his work. We learn that he was a Christian slave, sold in Rome to a woman called Rhoda, who set him free. He married, became a merchant,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hermas
Her´mas (Mercury), the name of a Christian resident at Rome to whom St. Paul sends greetings in his Epistle to the Romans. Rom. 16:14. (a.d. 55.) Irenæus, Tertullian, and Origen agree in attributing to him the work called The Shepherd. It was never received into the canon, but yet was generally cited