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Prochorus
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Prochorus
Prochorus (Πρόχορος, Prochoros). One of the seven deacons chosen by the early Christians to oversee the distribution of food (Acts 6:5).
Seven, the
Seven, the Seven men chosen by the Jerusalem church to distribute food, thereby allowing the apostles to focus on prayer and preaching the gospel (Acts 6:1–6).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Prochorus (Person)
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
Prochorus
Prochorus. One of the 7 men appointed by the 12 in Jerusalem for service in the early days of the church (Acts 6:5). They were to oversee the fair distribution of food in the Christian community. Two of the 7, Stephen and Philip, proclaimed the gospel (Acts 6–8).See Deacon, Deaconess.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Prochorus
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,
Seven, The
Seven, The [Gk. hoi heptá] (Acts 21:8). A group of gifted leaders, “of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom,” chosen according to Acts 6:1–6 to look after the needs of the Hellenistic Jewish Christian widows, and referred to as “the seven” in 21:8.The Seven themselves appear to have been
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Prochorus, Procorus
PROCHORUS*, PROCORUS One of the seven men appointed by the apostles in Jerusalem for service in the early days of the church (Acts 6:5). They were to oversee the fair distribution of food in the Christian community.See also Deacon, Deaconess.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Prochorus
Prochorus (prok´uh-ruhs), one of the seven in the Jerusalem church appointed by the apostles to take care of food distribution to widows among the Hellenists (Acts 6:1–6). See also deacon; Hellenists.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Prochorus
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
Prochorus
Prochorus (Gk. Próchoros)One of the seven charged with the care of the Hellenistic widows in the early Church (Acts 6:5). Tradition regards him as the scribe to whom John dictated the Fourth Gospel.See John, Acts of.
Seven, the
Seven, theA designation for the seven men (Gk. hoi heptá) appointed by the Church and ordained by the apostles to “wait on tables” (NRSV mg “keep accounts”) and minister to the widows (Acts 6:1–6; cf. 21:8).See Deacon.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Prochorus
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.
Seven, the
Seven, the (Gk. hoi heptá).* A designation for the seven men appointed by the Church and ordained by the apostles to “serve tables” and minister to the widows (Acts 6:1–6). The term appears at 21:8. See Deacon.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Prochorus
PROCHORUS One of the seven men who were chosen to care for the poor widows in Jerusalem (Acts 6:1–5).
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Seven Deacons
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,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Prochorus
Proch´orus (leader of the chorus), one of the seven deacons, being the third on the list, and named next after Stephen and Philip. Acts 6:5.