The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Leucius Charinus
Leucius Charinus A man whom the ninth-century writer Photius named as the author of several noncanonical, apocryphal acts: the Acts of John, Acts of Peter, Acts of Paul, Acts of Andrew, and Acts of Thomas.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Leucius (Gk. Leukios)The pseudonymous author of the 2nd-century Acts of John, supposedly a disciple of the Apostle John (Epiphanius Adv. haer. 51.6). Leucius was also the name ascribed to the 4th-century collector of the Acts of the Apostles, which consists of the Acts of John and four other apocryphal
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Leucius [lōōˊshəs] (Gk. Leukios). A supposed disciple of John and author of the apocryphal Acts of John. After the fifth century four other books of acts—the Acts of Paul, Peter, Andrew, Thomas—were also ascribed to Leucius. The Manicheans evidently replaced the canonical book of Acts with these
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Leucius. The name of a (real or fictitious) companion of St *John the Apostle, to whom inter alia the apocryphal ‘Acts of *John’ is attributed. From the time of *Photius (Bibl. cod. 114), he was generally known as Leucius Charinus.
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Leucius Carinus
LEUCIUS CARINUS (3rd c.?). A person otherwise unknown, *Epiphanius speaks of one Leucius, disciple of John and enemy of the gnostic *Cerinthus (Adv. Haer. V, 1,6: PG 41, 897) and therefore among the orthodox (see *Pacian of Barcelona, PL 13). However, some apocryphal Acts circulated under his name as
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
LEUCIUS loo´shee-uhs. The attributed author of the Acts of John (not The Acts of John by Prochorus), Acts of Peter, Acts of Paul, Acts of Andrew, and Acts of Thomas, early apocryphal writings considered by some to be Gnostic in tone. See JOHN, ACTS OF; PETER, ACTS OF; THOMAS, ACTS OF.KIMBERLY R. PEELER