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Hermes (Person)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hermes (Roman Christian)
Hermes the Roman Christian (Ἑρμῆς, Hermēs). Listed among those to whom Paul sent greetings in the end of his letter to the Romans (Rom 16:14).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hermes (Person)
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
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
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
Hermes
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
Hermes
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
Hermes (Person)
Hermes (Heb. Hermḗs) (PERSON)A Christian at Rome to whom Paul sent his greetings (Rom. 16:14).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hermes (Person)
HERMES [hûrˊmēz] (Gk. Hermēs) (PERSON). A person at Rome to whom Paul sent his greetings (Rom. 16:14).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hermes
Her´mes (Mercury), a Christian mentioned in Rom. 16:14. According to tradition he was one of the seventy disciples, and afterward bishop of Dalmatia. (a.d. 55.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hermes
HER´MES (hūrʹmēz; the Greek name of Mercury).1. A man mentioned (Rom. 16:14) as a disciple in Rome. “According to the Greeks he was one of the seventy disciples and afterward Bishop of Dalmatia” (Calmet, Dict., s.v.).2. Messenger god of the Greeks (Acts 14:12). The Roman name and KJV rendering is
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Hermes
HERMES [HUR meez] (interpreter) — the name of a pagan god and an early Christian:1. The Greek god of commerce who served as the messenger of the other gods. He corresponded to the Roman god Mercury (Acts 14:12; Mercurius, KJV).2. A Christian to whom the apostle Paul sent greetings (Rom. 16:14).
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