Loading…
Lysanias
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Lysanias
Lysanias (Λυσανίας, Lysanias). The tetrarch of Abilene who was a ruler when John the Baptist began his public ministry (Luke 3:1).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Lysanias (Person)
LYSANIAS (PERSON) [Gk Lysanias (Λυσανιας)]. According to Luke, Lysanias was the tetrarch of Abilene when John the Baptist began his ministry (Luke 3:1). Lysanias is not mentioned again in the NT, but the name appears several times in the works of Josephus. A ruler named Lysanias in Josephus died in 36
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lysanias
Lysanias. Tetrarch of Abilene (the area west of Damascus) in ad 27–28. The Gospel of Luke mentions Lysanias as among those who ruled at the beginning of John the Baptist’s ministry (Lk 3:1). This is the only reference to him in the NT.Josephus mentions a Lysanias who succeeded his father Ptolemaeus
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lysanias
Lysanias lə-sāʹnē-əs [Gk. Lysanias]. Tetrarch of Abilene when John the Baptist began his ministry (Lk. 3:1). As can be seen from this passage, a tetrarch ruled a minor area as compared with a governor’s jurisdiction.No further information about Lysanias is provided in the NT; however, the name occurs
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Lysanias
LYSANIAS Tetrarch of Abilene (the area west of Damascus) in ad 27–28. The Gospel of Luke mentions Lysanias as among those who ruled at the beginning of John the Baptist’s ministry (Lk 3:1). This is the only reference to him in the NT.Josephus mentions a Lysanias who succeeded his father, Ptolemaeus,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Lysanias
Lysanias (li-say´nee-uhs), the tetrarch of Abilene in the days of John the Baptist, according to Luke 3:1. Luke gives the date as the fifteenth year of Tiberius (i.e., 28 or 29 ce), but the only Lysanias otherwise known as a ruler in the region died in 36 bce. See also Abilene.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Lysanias
LYSANIAS. A tetrarch of Abilene (Lk 3:1), a region of Anti-Lebanon, NW of Damascus. Luke named him along with others of the year a.d. 26–27 (or 28–29) to date the beginning of the preaching of John the son of Zacharias.Josephus (Ant. xv.4.1) refers to an earlier Lysanias, king of the Itureans (a region
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Lysanias
LYSANIAS, listed in Lk. 3:1 as ‘tetrarch of *Abilene’, c. ad 27–8. So Josephus (Ant. 20.138) speaks of ‘Abila, which had been the tetrarchy of Lysanias’. His name appears on an inscription of Abila, dated between ad 14 and 29, recording a temple dedication by a freedman of ‘Lysanias the tetrarch’ (CIG,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Lysanias
Lysanias (Gk. Lysanɩ́as)The tetrarch (lit., “ruler of a fourth” of a Roman province) of Abilene (an area in Lebanon, NW of Damascus) when John the Baptist began his ministry (Luke 3:1; “the fifteenth year of Emperor Tiberius,” 28–29 c.e.). Lysanias is the last and least civil ruler listed in this verse,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lysanias
Lysanias [lĭ sāˊnĭ əs] (Gk. Lysanias). Tetrarch of Abilene during the fifteenth year of Tiberius’ reign (A. D. 28–29 or 27–28), the beginning of John the Baptist’s ministry (Luke 3:1). It was formerly thought that this mention of a Lysanias, ruler of Abilene, was an anachronistic reference to King
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Lysanias
Lysa´nias (that drives away sorrow), mentioned by St. Luke in one of his chronological passages, ch. 3:1, as being tetrarch of Abilene (i.e., the district round Abila) in the thirteenth year of Tiberius (a.d. 26), at the time when Herod Antipas was tetrarch of Galilee and Herod Philip tetrarch of Ituræa
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Lysanias
LYSA´NIAS (lī-sāʹni-us). A tetrarch or governor of the region known as Abilene. This country was drained by the Abana River and located between Baalbek on the N side of Mt. Hermon and Damascus. This Lysanias ruled in the time of John the Baptist (Luke 3:1) in the fifteenth year of Tiberias. So critics
See also
Roles
Related