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Sosthenes (synagogue ruler)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Sosthenes, Synagogue Ruler
Sosthenes the Synagogue Ruler (Σωσθένης, Sōsthenēs). A synagogue ruler at Corinth who was beaten by the Gentile mob (Acts 18:17). Possibly the same person as the Sosthenes mentioned in 1 Cor 1:1.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Sosthenes (Person)
SOSTHENES (PERSON) [Gk Sōsthenēs (Σωσθενης)]. A “ruler of the synagogue” (archisynagōgos) in Corinth, mentioned in Acts 18:17 in connection with Paul’s being haled before Gallio. Sources suggest the archisynagōgos fulfilled a variety of leadership roles in the ancient synagogue.Acts 18:12–17 relates
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Sosthenes
Sosthenes. 1. Leader of the synagogue in Corinth who brought legal action against Paul before Gallio, proconsul of Achaia. Upon hearing Gallio’s dismissal of the Jewish accusations against Paul, a mob, possibly of Greeks, seized Sosthenes and beat him (Acts 18:17).2. Christian brother and companion
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Sosthenes
Sosthenes sosʹthi-nēz [Gk. Sōsthenēs] (Acts 18:17; 1 Cor. 1:1). In Acts 18:17 Sosthenes is identified as the archisynágōgos (“leader” or “president”) of the synagogue in Corinth (Acts 18:8). On the basis of Luke’s earlier reference to Crispus (18:8), perhaps Sothenes succeeded Crispus after the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Sosthenes
SOSTHENES1. Leader of the synagogue in Corinth who brought legal action against Paul before Gallio, proconsul of Achaia. Upon hearing Gallio’s dismissal of the Jewish accusations against Paul, a mob, possibly of Greeks, seized Sosthenes and beat him (Acts 18:17).2. Christian brother and companion of
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Sosthenes
Sosthenes (sos´thuh-neez).1 The official of a synagogue in Corinth during the time Paul was there (Acts 18:17). He apparently replaced Crispus as synagogue leader or shared that office with him (18:8). Sosthenes was beaten by a local mob in the presence of Gallio the proconsul, who chose not to intervene
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Sosthenes
SOSTHENES. The name occurs twice in the NT. The man in Acts 18:17 was chief ruler of the synagogue at Corinth when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia. He may have become a Christian believer through Paul’s preaching, as had his predecessor Crispus (Acts 18:8). If so, he quickly suffered for his faith, for
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Sosthenes
SOSTHENES. The chief ruler of the synagogue at Corinth, and successor (or possibly colleague) of the converted *Crispus. He was assaulted in court after Gallio disallowed a Jewish prosecution of Paul (Acts 18:17), either in an anti-Semitic demonstration by Greeks (as Western Text) or in Jewish spite
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Sosthenes
Sosthenes (Gk. Sōsthénēs)1. The “ruler” of a synagogue at Corinth who was beaten by a mob because the proconsul Gallio refused to entertain “the Jews’ ” charges against Paul (Acts 18:17).2. One whom Paul refers to as “our brother” (1 Cor. 1:1). If he is the same as 1 above, he has now become a Christian
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Sosthenes
Sosthenes [sŏsˊthə nēz] (Gk. Sōsthenēs). A common name in the Roman period. The two individuals mentioned in the New Testament may be the same person.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Sosthenes
SOSTHENES A “ruler of the synagogue” in Corinth (Acts 18:17) and the successor to Crispus after the latter’s conversion through Paul (Acts 18:8; 1 Cor 1:14). When “the Jews” brought Paul before the Roman proconsul Gallio, the Roman official refused to pass judgment as the charges against Paul were an
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Sosthenes
Sos´thenes (saviour of his nation), was a Jew at Corinth who was seized and beaten in the presence of Gallio. See Acts 18:12–17. (a.d. 49.)
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