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One of the seven deacons chosen by the early Christians to oversee the distribution of food (Acts 6:5).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
PROCHORUS (PERSON) [Gk Prochoros (Προχορος)]. The name Prochorus, a rather uncommon Greek name at the time (Foakes Jackson and Lake 1933: 4, 66), occurs only in Acts 6:5, where Prochorus is one of seven gifted leaders “of good repute, full of the spirit and of wisdom” (Acts 6:3) who were chosen to look
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Prochorus prokʹə-rəs [Gk. Prochoros]. One of the Seven chosen by the Jerusalem community to supervise the daily distribution to the poor (Acts 6:5). The name is Greek, indicating that he was a Hellenistic Jew. According to tradition he was John the Evangelist’s amanuensis, became bishop of Nicomedia,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
PROCHORUS. The name appears in the list of some early disciples, commonly referred to as deacons (Acts 6:5). Tradition reports him to have become bishop of Nicomedia. The apocryphal Historia Prochori Christi Discipuli contains many legendary accounts of this man. On the strength of his name (prochoros.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Prochorus [prŏkˊə rəs] (Gk. Prochoros). One of the seven charged with the care of the Greek-speaking widows in the early Church (Acts 6:5). His name indicates he was probably a Greek-speaking individual himself.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Seven Deacons. The title traditionally given to the ‘seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom’ who, as related in Acts 6:1–6, were appointed to ‘serve tables’, i.e. to administer the temporal concerns of the Church. Their names were *Stephen, *Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas,