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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
HERMES (PERSON) [Gk Hermēs (Ἑρμης)]. A Roman Christian who received greetings from Paul in Rom 16:14. He was probably a gentile Christian (Lampe StadtrChr, 58), because Paul usually mentioned specifically if persons in the list of Romans 16 were Jewish-Christian “kins (wo)men” (Rom 16:7, 11, 21). While
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hermes. 1. Greek god and the son of Zeus by Maia. He was identified with Mercury in the Roman pantheon of deities. In Greek mythology, Hermes was the messenger of the gods and the escort of the dead to Hades. He was the god of fertility, the patron of music, the guardian of travelers, and the god of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hermes hûrʹmēz [Gk. Hermēs].Statue of Hermes found at Nineveh (State Antiquities Organization, Republic of Iraq)1. A Greek god, son of Zeus and Maia, called “Mercury” by the Romans. In Greek mythology he functioned primarily as the attendant, herald, and interpreter of the gods. He was the god
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
HERMES1. Greek god and the son of Zeus by Maia. He was identified with Mercury in the Roman pantheon of deities. In Greek mythology, Hermes was the messenger of the gods and the escort of the dead to hades. He was the god of fertility, the patron of music, the guardian of travelers, and the god of eloquent
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
HERMES1. A Christian at Rome greeted by Paul (Rom 16:14). He is not to be confused with Hermas.2. The Gr. god of eloquence who was the spokesman for the gods. At Lystra, Barnabas was called Zeus and Paul was called Hermes. The KJV translates the name as Mercurius, but the RSV retains Hermes (Acts 14:12).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
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