Macedonian Man
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Macedonia A region within the Balkan Peninsula north of Greece. The name of an ancient kingdom and Roman province. The Apostle Paul conducted mission work in Macedonia, planting churches in Philippi, Thessalonica, and probably Beroea.
Paul the Apostle
Paul the Apostle (Παῦλος, Paulos). The “apostle to the Gentiles” who spread the message about Jesus Christ throughout the ancient world through his missionary efforts. Several of his letters are included in the New Testament canon.
Paul the Apostle, Critical Issues
Paul the Apostle, Critical Issues Examines scholarly topics related to the Apostle Paul, including:• the extent of the Pauline corpus;• the doctrine of justification by faith;• identification of Paul’s opponents;• Paul’s views regarding women;• the teachings of Paul and Jesus; and• cultural influences
Paul, New Perspective On
Paul, New Perspective On Paul, New Perspective on. A distinct scholarly viewpoint regarding the Apostle Paul’s attitudes toward Judaism, justification, righteousness, law, and salvation.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Macedonia (Place)
MACEDONIA (PLACE) [Gk Makedonia (Μακεδονια)]. MACEDONIANS. The land of the Makedones, a territory in the Balkan Peninsula, bordered on the W by Illyria, on the E by Thrace, and on the S by Thessaly. Its mountainous terrain is cut by the rivers Axios (modern Vardar) and Strymon (modern Struma), which
Paul (Person)
PAUL (PERSON) [Gk Paulos (Παυλος)]. An early Christian apostle who was perhaps the most important and creative figure in the history of the early Church, whose formulations of Christian faith as expressed in his epistles to fledgling churches have become part of the foundation for orthodox Christian
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Macedonia. Roman province in NT times, beginning as a kingdom in the 7th century bc. Little is known about the first several centuries of its history, but with the coming to power of the Greek king Philip II (359–336 bc), and especially his son Alexander III (the Great, 336–323 bc), Macedonia became
Paul, The Apostle
Paul, The Apostle. Known as Saul of Tarsus before his conversion to Christianity and the most influential leader in the early days of the Christian church. Through his missionary journeys to Asia Minor and Europe, Paul was the primary instrument in the expansion of the gospel to the Gentiles. Moreover,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
III. Assessment
III. AssessmentSaul’s life and character are treated in summary fashion by the Chronicler (1 Ch. 10:13f): “So Saul died for his unfaithfulness; he was unfaithful to the Lord in that he did not keep the command of the Lord, and also consulted a medium, seeking guidance, and did not seek guidance from
Paul the Apostle
Paul the Apostle [Gk. Paulos]; in Acts before his conversion and for some time afterward, SAUL [Gk. Saulos, Saoul]. I. SourcesA. Acts of the ApostlesB. Pauline Epistles1. Paul As a Letter Writer2. Dating the EpistlesC. Acts and the Epistles Compared1. In Reference to Paul Himself2. In Reference
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
MACEDONIA Roman province in NT times, beginning as a kingdom in the seventh century bc. Little is known about the first several centuries of its history, but with the coming to power of the Greek king Philip II (359–336 bc), and especially of his son Alexander III (the Great, 336–323 bc), Macedonia became
Paul, the Apostle
PAUL, THE APOSTLE Prominent leader of the first-century church; apostle to the Gentiles; author of 13 NT epistles.PreviewFamily and Cultural BackgroundEducationSaul the PersecutorConversion and CallingPreparation for MinistrySent Out from AntiochTraveling with BarnabasThe Council of
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Macedonia (mas´uh-doh´nee-uh), a region in the northeastern part of the Greek peninsula. In the English Bible, it is referred to only in the nt. The cities of Neapolis, Philippi, Thessalonica, and Beroea were all part of the Roman province of Macedonia during the nt era. Paul made his first European
Paulpaul the apostle was the most effective missionary of early Christianity and the most prominent of the church’s early theologians. Almost half of the books of the nt are attributed to him. Whatever else is said about Paul, he does not appear to have been “typical.” He was not “a typical Jew,” “a
Saul (sawl).1 A Benjaminite from the mountain village of Gibeah who became Israel’s first king. According to biblical tradition Saul was divinely appointed in response to a popular demand for a king, but he was not long in favor with God, who rejected him for disobedience. He spent much of his reign
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
MACEDONIA. Macedonia, a kingdom whose boundaries varied over the centuries, was located at the NW corner of the Aegean. Its capital was Pella, 24 miles NW of Thessalonica. Under Philip II (359–336 b.c.), Macedonia came to include Thrace and to dominate all of Greece. Under Alexander the Great it conquered
PAULBackgroundModern studies of Paul once again are emphasizing the fact of his Jewishness. Of the various strands within his cultural milieu, this seems basic. Writers such as W. D. Davies, Paul and Rabbinic Judaism (1948); J. Munck, Paul and the Salvation of Mankind (1959); H. J. Schoeps, Paul: The
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
MACEDONIA. A splendid tract of land, centred on the plains of the gulf of Thessalonica, and running up the great river valleys into the Balkan mountains. It was famous for timber and precious metal. Anciently ruled by cavalry barons under a hellenized royal house, its kings dominated Greek affairs from
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Macedonia (Gk. Makedonɩ́a)A region between the Balkans and the Greek Peninsula. Throughout history the borders of Macedonia have shifted, but essentially it covers the area along the northern shore of the Aegean Sea, extending west to Illyricum and east to Thrace and south along the Greek Peninsula
Paul (Gk. Paúlos)Except for Jesus, no one influenced the development of early Christianity more than Paul. He was the foremost apologist for the gentile mission, and the most eloquent defender of the centrality of Jewish traditions, Scriptures, deity, and morality for his predominantly gentile churches.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Macedonia [măsˊə dōˊnĭ ə] (Gk. Makedonia).† The region of the Balkan peninsula north of Achaia. The region had long been the major land route from Asia Minor to the West when the Egnatian Way was constructed in 146 B.C.; this road went from Byzantium in the East through the Aegean ports of Macedonia
Paul [pôl] (Gk. Paulos).† A leading persecutor of Christians who became the Christian apostle to the Gentiles, known through his letters and the Acts of the Apostles.
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Chronology of Paul
Chronology of paulPauline chronology is concerned to establish the sequence and (where possible) the dates of events in Paul’s life. It is an area which has attracted much complex theorizing: this article will attempt simply to set out the parameters of the problem as clearly as possible.1. Sources
James and paulSince the Reformation James and Paul have often been viewed as having contradictory theologies, one focusing on works (see Works of the Law) and the other on grace. An examination of the critical texts shows, however, that in reality the two men used similar terms differently in separate
Jew, Paul the
Jew, paul theIn recent years a significant change has taken place in Pauline scholarship. During the first half of the twentieth century the dominant “history of religions” school emphasized a Hellenistic approach to Paul: Paul was understood to be a Hellenized Jew of the Diaspora. For example, R. Bultmann
Old Testament in Paul
Old testament in paulAlthough many Jews in the first century saw the Christian gospel as antithetical to their faith, Paul regarded his message as the fulfillment of God’s promises to Israel. His letters are therefore filled with OT references used to clarify and defend the gospel. This feature, unquestionably,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
B. Peter and Paul
B. Peter and PaulThe title “Acts of the Apostles” was given to the book at least by the second century a.d., but the book focuses chiefly on two main apostles: Peter and Paul. The entire book can, in fact, be divided into two major sections, the first following the leadership of Peter (chaps. 1–12)
MACEDONIA A region in northern Greece that emerged into prominence in the fourth century b.c. through its two rulers, Philip II and especially his son, Alexander the Great. The Greeks once considered Macedon to be a barbarian region, but the cities of Greece fell under the dominion of Philip, while Alexander
Paul of Tarsus
PAUL, OR SAUL OF TARSUS One of the greatest theologians, writers, and missionaries in the history of the Church. Paul had a decisive role in the spread of the Christian faith and was known as the apostle to the Gentiles (Rom 11:13).Paul’s letters make up approximately one-third of the New Testament.
Saul of Tarsus
SAUL OF TARSUS The Jewish name of Paul, who was born in Tarsus. As with King Saul in the Old Testament, he belonged to the tribe of Benjamin (Rom 11:1; Phil 3:5).
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