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Susanna
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Susanna
Susanna, Follower of Jesus (Σουσάννα, Sousanna). A woman who provided for Jesus and His disciples as they traveled (Luke 8:3). Susanna and the other women mentioned here probably provided for Jesus’ ministry both practically and financially.
Susanna, Daughter of Hilkiah
Susanna, Daughter of Hilkiah (Σουσάννα, Sousanna). The beautiful and god-fearing wife of Joakim whose story is recorded in the Greek additions to the book of Daniel (Susanna 1:1). For further details, see this article: Susanna, Text.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Susanna (Person)
SUSANNA (PERSON) [Gk Sousanna (Σουσαννα)]. This name refers to two different persons mentioned in the Greek canon of the OT and in the NT.1. The primary character in the book of Susanna. For further information on the role of this character see SUSANNA, BOOK OF.2. A member of Jesus’ traveling entourage
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Susanna
Susanna. One of the women who ministered to Jesus out of her own resources (Lk 8:3).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Susanna
Susanna soo̅-zanʹə [Gk. Sousanna] (Lk. 8:3). One of the women whom Jesus had healed of evil spirits or diseases and who ministered to Him and His disciples during His preaching journeys in Galilee (Lk. 8:1–3). Presumably she also went with the women who brought spices to the tomb after Jesus’ burial
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Susanna
SUSANNA1. One of the women who ministered to Jesus out of her own resources (Lk 8:3).2. The heroine of the apocryphal book Susanna and the Elders; a woman falsely charged with adultery but saved by the young prophet Daniel. This story, compacted into 64 verses, is considered a great piece of literature
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Susanna
Susanna (soo-zan´uh).1 The heroine of the apocryphal/deuterocanonical book who is falsely accused of adultery by two elders whose advances she refuses. In the story she is successfully defended by a wise youth, Daniel. The story either precedes or follows the book of Daniel in manuscripts of the lxx
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Susanna
SUSANNA1. An early follower of Christ, who helped support Jesus and His disciples from her personal resources (Lk 8:3). Nothing further is known of her.2. A much better known Susanna is the heroine of the apocryphal story concerning Daniel called “Susanna and the Elders” or “The Story of Susanna.”
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Susanna
Susanna (Gk. Sousanna)1. The major figure of the apocryphal work bearing her name.See Daniel, Additions to.2. One of the women who provided financial and other support for Jesus and his disciples (Luke 8:3).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Susanna
SUSANNA The name of two women in the Bible.1. The central character in Dan 13, a chapter that is found only in the Greek version of Daniel (see Deuterocanonical). She was the daughter of Joakim, a wealthy Jew in the Babylonian Exile. Two elders who had been appointed judges over the Jewish community
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Susanna
Susan´na (a lily).1. The heroine of the story of the Judgment of Daniel. (The book which gives an account of her life is also called “The history of Susanna,” and is one of the apocryphal books of the Bible.)2. One of the women who ministered to the Lord. Luke 8:3. (a.d. 28–30.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Susanna
SUSAN´NA (sū-zanʹna; Gk. from Heb. “a lily”), one of the women who followed our Lord and His disciples and “were contributing to their support out of their private means” (Luke 8:3), a.d. 28. No particulars of her life are known. The name, apparently of common occurrence, is of the same origin and meaning
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