Jason the Companion
Jason (high priest)
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
JASON (PERSON) [Gk Iasōn (Ἰασων)]. 1. A Christian in Thessalonica (Acts 17:5–9). Because his Greek name was often used in the Diaspora for such Hebrew names as Joshua or Jeshua, it may be assumed he was a Hellenistic Jew, and probably one of those converted during Paul’s preaching in the Thessalonian
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jason. 1. Jewish Christian at Thessalonica who hosted the apostle Paul (Acts 17:1, 5–9). He and others were called before the city officials on charges of harboring seditionists. He was released when he put up bail.2. Christian at Corinth who, along with Paul, sent greetings to the church at Rome (Rom
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
4. Jason the high priest, second son of Simon II and brother of Onias III. The change of name from Jesus (Josephus Ant. xii.5 [237–264]) was part of the hellenizing policy favored by Antiochus IV Epiphanes from whom he purchased the high-priesthood by a large bribe, thus excluding his elder brother from
Jason j-aʹsən [Gk. Iasōn]. A common name among the Hellenistic Jews, who used it for Jesus or Joshua, probably connecting it with the Greek vb. iásthai (“heal”).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
JASON1. Jewish high priest (174–171 bc) who brought about the decline of the priesthood by Hellenizing Jerusalem, making her inhabitants “citizens of Antioch” (2 Macc 4:9ff.). He was deposed by his cousin Onias Menelaus, but when a false report told of the death of Antiochus Epiphanes, Jason attacked
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jason (jay´suhn), a Greek name often utilized by Hellenistic (i.e., Greek-speaking) Jews as a Greek alternative to such Hebrew names as Joshua or Jeshua.1 A Jewish high priest, ca. 174–171 bce, who obtained the priesthood by bribery and fostered a policy of hellenization. According to the author of
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
JASON. A resident of Thessalonica who entertained Paul and Silas. As a consequence the citizens mobbed his house and cast him in prison when they did not find his guests. Jason was released on security (Acts 17:5–9).The Jason who sent greetings in Rom 16:21 was a kinsman or fellow countryman of Paul,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
JASON. 1. Paul’s host at Thessalonica (Acts 17:5–9). A rabble instigated by Jews raided his house, and, not finding Paul and Silas, seized Jason with some converts, and accused him before the politarchs (local magistrates) of harbouring seditious agitators. The prisoners were released on giving security
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jason [jāˊsən] (Gk. Iasōn “healing”).† A name common among Hellenistic Jews, chosen as a substitute for both Joshua and Jesus.
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
JASON ἸάσωνI. The name of Jason, the hero who led the Argonauts in their quest for the Golden Fleece, is borne by several persons in 2 Macc and in the NT.II. The name ‘Iason’ appears to refer to ‘healing’ (ἰάομαι), something for which one might naturally turn in cult to a hero. Correspondingly,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
JASON The name of four men in the Bible, three of them in the time of the Maccabees.1. High priest from 174 to 171 b.c. and the brother of the high priest Onias. Jason secured the position of high priest by buying it from Antiochus IV Epiphanes for the prodigious sum of 590 talents—more than 48,000