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Jewess
Jewesses • Jewish Woman
Dictionaries
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jewess
JEWESS. A female Jew by blood or conversion to Judaism. Timothy’s mother was a Jewess and his father a Greek (Acts 16:1). Drusilla, the wife of Felix the Roman governor who trembled at Paul’s preaching, was a Jewess (Acts 24:24). She was a descendant of Herod the Great, the offspring of converts to Judaism.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jewess
Jew´ess, a woman of Hebrew birth, without distinction of tribe. Acts 16:1; 24:24.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Jewess
JEW´ESS, (jūʹes). A woman of Hebrew extraction, without distinction of tribe (Acts 24:24). This passage refers to Drusilla, wife of Felix and daughter of Herod Agrippa I, but in 1 Chron. 4:18 Mered’s “Jewish wife” (NIV, “Judean”) is mentioned, and in Acts 16:1 Timothy is called “the son of a Jewish
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Jewess
Jewessa woman of Hebrew birth, as Eunice, the mother of Timothy (Acts 16:1; 2 Tim. 1:5), and Drusilla (Acts 24:24), wife of Felix, and daughter of Herod Agrippa I.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JEW, JEWESS, JEWISH
JEW, JEWESS, JEWISH<ju>, <joo>, <ju’-ish>, <joo’-ish> ([יְהוּדִי‎, yehudhi] plural [יְהוּדִים‎, yehudhim]; [ Ἰουδαι̂οι, Ioudaioi]; feminine adjective [יְהוּדִית‎, yehudhith]; [ Ἰουδαϊκός, Ioudaikos]): “Jew” denotes originally an inhabitant of Judah (2 Ki 16:6 applies to the two tribes of the Southern
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Jewess
JEWESS (Jūʹ ĕs) Female Jew (KJV, NASB, NIV, RSV). Timothy’s mother was Jewish, but his father was not (Acts 16:1). Drusilla, the wife of Felix the Roman governor, was a Jewess (Acts 24:24).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Jew, Jewess, Jewish
JEW, jū, jo̅o̅, JEWESS, JEWISH, jū′ish, jo̅o̅ʹish יְהוּדִי‎, yehūdhī, pl. יְהוּדִים‎, yehūdhīm; Ἰουδαῖοι, Ioudaíoi; adj.f. יְהוּדִית‎, yehūdhīth; Ἰουδαϊκός, Ioudaïkós): “Jew” denotes originally an inhabitant of Judah (2 K 16:6 applies to the two tribes of the Southern Kingdom), but later the