Lucius (Roman consul)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Lucius the Consul
Lucius the Consul (Λεύκιος, Leukios). A Roman consul who sent a letter to the leaders of several countries declaring Rome’s support of the Jews and the high priest Simon during the period of the Maccabees (1 Macc 15:16–24).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lucius (Roman consul)
1. A Roman Consul who, according to 1 Macc. 15:15–24, wrote to Ptolemy VII (145–117 b.c.) of Egypt and other Near Eastern kings notifying them of the Roman senate’s support for the Jewish state. Lucius’s letter (ca 139 b.c.) reports that the Roman senate had accepted from the Jews a large golden shield
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Lucius (loo´shuhs).1 A Roman consul who sent a letter supporting Simon Maccabeus in his struggle against the Seleucids (1 Macc. 15:15–24).2 A prophet and teacher from Cyrene in the church at Antioch (Acts 13:1).3 An associate of Paul who sends greetings in Rom. 16:21.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Lucius (Gk. Loúkios)A common name in the Roman world, the Latin equivalent for the Greek name Loukás/ós, shortened from Loukános.1. Lucius of Cyrene, one of four prophets and teachers in Antioch who are led by the Spirit to commission Barnabas and Saul (= Paul) for mission work (Acts 13:1). Cyrene,
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Lucius [loo-shus] (Λεύκιος or Λούκιος, the Greek form of common Latin praenomen, derived from lux, “light”) (1) Roman consul who wrote a letter to affirm his support of Simon Maccabeus (1 Macc. 15:16) (2) Lucius the Cyrenian, an Antiochene Christian prophet and teacher (Acts 13:1) (3) a Jewish Christian
LuciusLucius was a Roman consul who sent a letter to Ptolemy VII of Egypt, affirming Rome’s backing of Simon Maccabeus in his struggle with the Seleucid (Syrian) emperors (1 Macc. 15:16ff.).The consuls were the chief executives in the Roman government. Each year two were elected as First and Second
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
LUCIUS loo´shuhs [Λεύκιος Leukios, Λούκιος Loukios]. 1. A Roman consul mentioned in 1 Macc 15:15–22. The passage quotes his alleged correspondence with King Ptolemy in favor of Simon Maccabeus’ fight to secure the high priesthood (see SIMON).2. A prophet at the church in Antioch named Lucius of Cyrene
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