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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Linus
Linus (Λίνος, Linos). A Christian in Rome who sent greetings to Timothy (2 Tim 4:21).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Linus (Person)
LINUS (PERSON) [Gk Linos (Λινος)]. A Christian mentioned after Pudens and before Claudia, who sent greetings along with them to Timothy (2 Tim 4:21). It has been speculated that Linus was the son of Pudens and Claudia, although it then becomes difficult to understand why he is mentioned between and not
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Linus
Linus. Christian at Rome who joined Paul in sending salutations to Timothy (2 Tm 4:21). According to Irenaeus and Eusebius, the apostles Peter and Paul made a man named Linus bishop of Rome. Eusebius identified him with the Linus referred to by Paul at the end of 2 Timothy and said that he served for
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Linus
Linus līʹnəs [Gk. Linos]. One of those who joined the apostle in sending greetings, presumably from Rome, to Timothy (2 Tim. 4:21). This Christian was obviously an associate of the writer and must have been prominent in the Church, possibly an elder, but Scripture itself does not give any information
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Linus
LINUS Christian at Rome who joined Paul in sending salutations to Timothy (2 Tm 4:21). According to Irenaeus and Eusebius, the apostles Peter and Paul made a man named Linus bishop of Rome. Eusebius identified him with the Linus referred to by Paul at the end of 2 Timothy and said that he served for
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Linus
Linus (li´nuhs), a person who sends greetings to Timothy in 2 Tim. 4:21. According to later church traditions, he was the son of the Claudia mentioned in that verse, and he later became bishop of Rome (Irenaeus Against Heresies 3.3.3; Eusebius Ecclesiastical History 3.2, 13).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Linus
LINUS. One of several persons joining Paul in sending greetings to Timothy (2 Tim 4:21). He is otherwise unknown except for the identification made by Irenaeus (Against Heresies III. iii. 3) and confirmed by Eusebius (Church History III. 2; V. 6) that he was the first bishop of Rome (cf. Blunt, S.V.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Linus
LINUS. A Rom. Christian who greeted Timothy, 2 Tim. 4:21; for his relation to others in loc., see *Claudia. The name (a son of Apollo) is not common. Succession lists show a Linus, identified by Irenaeus (Adv. Haer. 3. 3. 2) and subsequent writers with Timothy’s friend, as first bishop of Rome after
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Linus
Linus (Gk. Lɩ́nos)A Christian from whom greetings are relayed at 2 Tim. 4:21. According to tradition this Linus was the son of the Claudia mentioned in the same verse and bishop of Rome for 12 years, ordained to that office by Peter and Paul and preceding Clement in it (Irenaeus Adv. haer. 3.3.3; Eusebius
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Linus
Linus [līˊnəs] (Gk. Linos). A man from whom greetings are relayed at 2 Tim. 4:21. According to tradition this Linus was the son of the Claudia mentioned in the same verse and bishop of Rome for twelve years, ordained to that office by Peter and Paul and preceding Clement in it (Irenaeus Adv. haer.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Linus
LINUS A Roman Christian mentioned in 2 Timothy; he sent greetings to Timothy (2 Tim 4:21). According to Saint Irenaeus (Against Heresies 3.3.3), Linus was the first successor to Peter as Bishop of Rome. His episcopate was attested by Eusebius (Hist. Eccl. 3.2; 5.6), who noted also that it lasted for
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Linus, St
Linus, St. Acc. to all the early episcopal lists, Linus was the first Bp. of Rome after the Apostles Peter and Paul, but nothing else is known with certainty about him. A Christian of this name sends greetings, perhaps from Rome, in 2 Tim. 4:21; and *Irenaeus and *Eusebius of Caesarea identify him
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