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Libertines
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Also called Freedmen. Most likely the liberated descendants of Jews who had been captured and enslaved by the Roman general Pompey (63 bc) and other Romans (Acts 6:9). The members of the Synagogue of the Freedmen in Jerusalem argued with Stephen and then began the process that led to his execution (Acts 6:9). It is also possible that the term Libertinos, transliterated into Greek from the Latin, is a corruption from Libyans.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Libertines
Libertines (Λιβερτινων, Libertinōn). Also called Freedmen. Most likely the liberated descendants of Jews who had been captured and enslaved by the Roman general Pompey (63 bc) and other Romans (Acts 6:9). The members of the Synagogue of the Freedmen in Jerusalem argued with Stephen and then began the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Libertines
Libertines. Freedmen of Jewish extraction. The only reference to Libertines in the NT is Acts 6:9 (kjv). Most modern versions render this Latin term with the more Anglicized “freedmen” on the assumption that the designation is legal-political, not geographical. The appearance of Libertines with groups
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Libertines
LIBERTINES* Freedmen of Jewish extraction. The only reference to Libertines in the NT is Acts 6:9 (kjv). Most modern versions render this Latin term with the more Anglicized “freedmen” (“Freed Slaves,” nlt) on the assumption that the designation is legal-political, not geographical. The appearance of
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Libertines
LIBERTINES. Only in Acts 6:9 does this word occur in the KJV. “The synagogue of the Libertines” is in some versions rendered “synagogue of the Freedmen.” This evidently was a synagogue in Jerusalem composed not of free-thinkers in religion or of persons advocating release from conventional morality,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Libertines
Lib´ertines. This word, which occurs once only in the New Testament—Acts 6:9—is the Latin libertini, that is, “freedmen.” They were probably Jews who, having been taken prisoners by Pompey and other Roman generals in the Syrian wars, had been reduced to slavery, and had afterward been emancipated, and
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Libertine
Libertinefound only Acts 6:9, one who once had been a slave, but who had been set at liberty, or the child of such a person. In this case the name probably denotes those descendants of Jews who had been carried captives to Rome as prisoners of war by Pompey and other Roman generals in the Syrian wars,
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LIBERTINES
LIBERTINES<lib’-er-tinz>, <li-bur’-tinz> ([Λιβερτι̂νοι, Libertinoi): These were among Stephen’s opponents: “There arose certain of them that were of the synagogue called (the synagogue) of the Libertines, and of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and Asia, disputing with
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Libertines
Libertines.—A sect of fanatical Pantheists, that sprang up in the Calvinistic establishment. They first appeared in Flanders, in 1547, and thence spread into Holland, France, and Switzerland, where they gave Calvin much annoyance. They taught that God was the sole operating cause in man, the immediate
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Libertines
Libʹer-tines [freedmen]. This word, which occurs once only in the New Testament (Acts 6:9), is the Latin libertini, “freedmen.” They were probably Jews who, having been taken prisoners by Pompey and other Roman generals in the Syrian wars, had been reduced to slavery, and had afterward been emancipated
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Libertine
LIBERTINE KJV transliteration of Greek for “freedmen” (Acts 6:9). See Freedmen, Synagogue of the.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Libertine
libertine. A person who emphasizes liberty in moral questions and acts without ethical restraints; also, a freethinker who rejects religious authority. The term is used by the KJV with reference to freedmen who composed a synagogue in NT times. See Freedmen, Synagogue of the.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Libertines
LIBERTINES, libʹẽr-tinz, li-bûrʹtinz (Λιβερτῖνοι, Libertínoi): These were among Stephen’s opponents: “There arose certain of them that were of the synagogue called [the synagogue] of the Libertines, and of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and Asia, disputing with Stephen” (Acts