JESUS (PERSON) [Gk Iēsous (Ἰησους)]. Several persons mentioned in the Bible bear this name, which is a Greek form of Joshua (Heb yĕhôšûaʿ; cf. the Gk of Luke 3:29; Acts 7:45; Heb 4:8). One of these is the son of Sirach, who wrote the deuterocanonical book of Ecclesiasticus; see WISDOM OF BEN-SIRA.
JUSTUS (PERSON) [Gk Iystos (Ἰυστος)]. 1. The surname of Joseph, also called Barsabbas, a person put forward by the apostles along with Matthias as a candidate to replace Judas (Acts 1:23). Matthias and not Joseph Justus was the person on whom the lot fell and who was subsequently enrolled with the eleven
Justus. 1. Surname for Joseph Barsabbas (Acts 1:23).SeeJoseph #12.2. Godly Corinthian man (presumably a convert of Paul), who opened his home to Paul and the Christians after the Jewish synagogue was closed to Paul’s preaching (Acts 18:7). There is disagreement among the manuscripts as to the exact
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jesus Justusjēʹzəs jusʹtəs [Gk. Iēsous ho legómenos Ioustos—‘Jesus who is called Justus’] (Col. 4:11). One of three friends of Paul—the others being Aristarchus and Mark—whom he associates with himself in sending salutations from Rome to the church at Colossae. Jesus Justus is not mentioned elsewhere
JESUS1. Name meaning “savior” or “Jehovah [Yahweh] is salvation” given to the Messiah. SeeJesus Christ.2. kjv translation of Joshua, son of Nun, in Acts 7:45 and Hebrews 4:8. SeeJoshua (Person) #1.3. Jewish Christian, surnamed Justus, who sent his greetings to the believers at Colosse in the salutation
JUSTUS1. Surname for Joseph Barsabbas (Acts 1:23). SeeJoseph #12.2. Godly Corinthian man (presumably a convert of Paul), who opened his home to Paul and the Christians after the Jewish synagogue was closed to Paul’s preaching (Acts 18:7). There is disagreement among the manuscripts as to the exact
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Justus (juhs´tuhs).1 The Latin name of Joseph Barsabbas, one of two disciples put forward to be chosen as a replacement for Judas Iscariot. Even though he is not mentioned in any of the Gospels, Acts 1:22–23 indicates that he had been with Jesus and the others from the time of John’s baptism through
JUSTUS. The surname for three men of the apostolic period.1. Joseph called Barsabas who was eliminated when Matthias was chosen to complete the Twelve (Acts 1:23).2. Titus (or Titius), a Roman and converted God-fearer, who opened his home next to the Corinth synagogue to Paul as a meeting place when
JUSTUS. A Latin name. Lightfoot (on Col. 4:11) notes its frequency among Jews and proselytes, often combined with a Jewish name (cf.1 and 3 below, and see Deissmann, Bible Studies, pp. 315f.), and suggests that it was meant to denote obedience and devotion to the Law.1. A name of Joseph Barsabbas,
Jesus (Gk. Iēsoús)Greek form of the name Joshua (Heb. yĕhôšûaʿ, “Yahweh will save”); cf. Luke 3:29; Acts 7:45; Heb. 4:8.1. The father of Sirach and grandfather of the author of the book of Sirach (Ecclesiasticus; Sir. Prologue).2. Joshua ben Sira (“Jesus son of Sirach”), author of Sirach/Ecclesiasticus.
Justus (Gk. Ioústos)1. Surname of Joseph Barsabbas, unsuccessful candidate for apostleship (Acts 1:23).2. Titius (or Titus) Justus, a “worshipper of God” in Corinth whose home was next to the synagogue and open to Christians, and with whom Paul lodged (Acts 18:7).3. Jesus Justus, one “of the circumcision” (a
JESUS ἸησοῦςI.Iēsous is the Greek form of the Hebrew personal name yĕhōšūʿa stamped after its postexilic variant yēšūʿa. The votive name means “Yahweh is help (salvation)” as rightly interpreted by Philo, Mut. 121. It is derived from the root yšʿ, frequent in other Hebrew and Semitic personal
JUSTUS1. The surname of Joseph Barsabbas (Acts 1:23).2. Titius Justus, a Corinthian proselyte. His house stood next to the synagogue in Corinth (Acts 18:7).3. A Jewish Christian whose birth name was “Jesus” or “Joshua,” who was with the imprisoned Paul when he wrote Colossians (Col 4:11).