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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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)
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
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
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