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Lexicon :: Strong's G2958 - kyrēnios

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kyrēnios (Key)
Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of Latin origin
1x in 1 unique form(s)
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Strong’s Definitions

Κυρήνιος Kyrḗnios, koo-ray'-nee-os; of Latin origin; Cyrenius (i.e. Quirinus), a Roman:—Cyrenius.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 1x

The KJV translates Strong's G2958 in the following manner: Cyrenius (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 1x
The KJV translates Strong's G2958 in the following manner: Cyrenius (1x).
  1. Cyrenius = "warrior"

    1. the Greek form of the Roman name Quirinus. His full name is Publius Sulpicius Quirinus. He was consul B.C. 12., and was made governor of Syria after the banishment of Archelaus in A.D. 6. He was probably twice governor of Syria; his first governorship extended from B.C. 4 (the year of Christ's birth) to B.C. 1. It was during this time that he was sent to make enrolment which caused Joseph and Mary to visit Bethlehem. Luke 2:2. The second enrolment is mentioned in Acts 5:37.

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
Κυρήνιος Kyrḗnios, koo-ray'-nee-os; of Latin origin; Cyrenius (i.e. Quirinus), a Roman:—Cyrenius.
STRONGS NT 2958: Κυρήνιος
Κυρήνιος (Lachmann Κυρινος (Κυρεῖνος Tr marginal reading WH marginal reading (see εἰ, ))), Κυρηνίου, , Quirin(-i)us (in full, Publius Sulpicius Quirinus (correctly Quirinius; see Woolsey in Bib. Sacr. for 1878, pp. 499-513)), a Roman consul A. U. C. 742; afterward (not before the year 759) governor of Syria (where perhaps he may previously have been in command, 751-752). While filling that office after Archelaus had been banished and Judaea had been reduced to a province of Syria, he made the enrolment mentioned in Acts 5:37 (cf. Josephus, Antiquities 18, 1, 1). Therefore Luke in his Gospel 2:2 has made a mistake (yet see added references below) in defining the time of this enrolment. For in the last years of Herod the Great, not Quirinius but Sentius Saturninus was governor of Syria. His successor, A. U. C. 750, was Quintilius Varus; and Quirinius (who died in the year 774) succeeded Varus. Cf. Winers RWB, see under the words, Quirinins and Schatzung; Strauss, Die Halben u. die Ganzen (Berl. 1865), p. 70ff; Hilgenfeld in the Zeitschr. f. wissensch. Theologie for 1865, p. 480ff; Keim, i., 399f (English translation, ii. 115); Schürer, Neutest. Zeitgeschichte, p. 161f; Weizsäicker in Schenkel see p. 23ff; (Keil, Comm. üb. Mark. u. Luk., p. 213ff; McClellan, New Testament etc., i., p. 392ff; and Woolsey in B. D. American edition, under the word , and at length in Bib. Sacr. for Apr. 1870, p. 291ff).
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Strong's Number G2958 matches the Greek Κυρήνιος (kyrēnios),
which occurs 1 times in 1 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:2 - [fn]This was the first census taken while [fn]Quirinius G2958 was governor of Syria.

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