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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).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
LUCIUS (PERSON) [Gk Loukios (Λουκιος)]. 1. Lucius of Cyrene, a Jewish Christian prophet and teacher in the church at Antioch in Syria (Acts 13:1). He is listed in this text from Acts along with Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Manaen, and Saul. Lucius is distinguished by his place of origin, Cyrene,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lucius. 1. Man from Cyrene, listed among the prophets and teachers in Antioch (Acts 13:1). He may have been among the Jewish Christians from Cyprus and Cyrene who preached to the Gentiles in Antioch in face of persecution (Acts 11:19–21). Various attempts have been made to identify him with Luke, the
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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
LUCIUS1. Man from Cyrene, listed among the prophets and teachers in Antioch (Acts 13:1). He may have been among the Jewish Christians from Cyprus and Cyrene who preached to the Gentiles in Antioch in the face of persecution (11:19–21). Various attempts have been made to identify him with Luke, the author
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
LUCIUS. Gk. Loukios, transcribing or imitating the Roman praenomen. Loukas (Luke) was a diminutive. (Cf. Ramsay, BRD, pp. 370–384, for inscriptions.)1. A Cyrenian prophet and teacher of Antioch (Acts 13:1), probably one of its first missionaries (cf. Acts 11:19–21). A strange African quotation of Acts
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,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Lu´cius1. A kinsman or fellow tribesman of St. Paul, Rom. 16:21, by whom he is said by tradition to have been ordained bishop of the church of Cenchreæ. He is thought by some to be the same with Lucius of Cyrene.2. Lucius of Cyrene is first mentioned in the New Testament in company with Barnabas, Simeon