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Lucius (of Cyrene)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Lucius of Cyrene
Lucius of Cyrene (Λούκιος, Loukios). A man from Cyrene who was a teacher and prophet at the church in Antioch (Acts 13:1).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Lucius (Person)
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
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
2. A native of Cyrene who ministered with others to the church in Syrian Antioch as a prophet (Acts 13:1).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Lucius
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)
Lucius
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.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Lucius
LUCIUS1. Lucius of Cyrene, one of five men in the Antioch church called “prophets and teachers” (Acts 13:1).2. Lucius at Corinth, one of Paul’s “kinsmen” or fellow Jews who sent greetings to Christians in Rome (Rom 16:21).1 and. may represent the same person; but it is quite unlikely that Luke, a
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Lucius
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
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
Lucius
LUCIUS The name of two men in the New Testament.1. A Jewish Christian prophet from Cyrene who taught at Antioch (Acts 13:1; cf. Acts 11:19–21).2. A companion of Paul who is called his kinsman and who sent greetings from Corinth to the community in Rome (Rom 16:21). Origen identifies this individual
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Lucius
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