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Lexicon :: Strong's G3078 - lysanias

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lysanias (Key)
Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From λύσις (G3080) and ania (trouble)
1x in 1 unique form(s)
1x in 1 unique form(s)
0x in 0 unique form(s)
Strong’s Definitions

Λυσανίας Lysanías, loo-san-ee'-as; from G3080 and ἀνία anía (trouble); grief-dispelling; Lysanias, a governor of Abilene:—Lysanias.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 1x

The KJV translates Strong's G3078 in the following manner: Lysanias (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 1x
The KJV translates Strong's G3078 in the following manner: Lysanias (1x).
  1. Lysanias = "that drives away sorrow"

    1. a tetrarch of Abilene (i.e. the district around Abila) in the thirteenth year of Tiberias (A.D. 29), at the time when Herod Antipas was tetrarch of Galilee and when Herod Philip was tetrarch of Ituraea and Trachonitis

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
Λυσανίας Lysanías, loo-san-ee'-as; from G3080 and ἀνία anía (trouble); grief-dispelling; Lysanias, a governor of Abilene:—Lysanias.
STRONGS NT 3078: Λυσανίας
Λυσανίας, Λυσανίου, , Lysanias;
1. the son of Ptolemy, who from on was governor of Chalcis at the foot of Mount Lebanon, and was put to death at the instance of Cleopatra: Josephus, Antiquities 14, 7, 4 and 13, 3; 15, 4, 1; b. j., 1, 13, 1, cf. b. j. 1, 9, 2.
2. a tetrarch of Abilene (see Ἀβιληνή), in the days of John the Baptist and Jesus: Luke 3:1. Among the regions assigned by the emperors Caligula and Claudius to Herod Agrippa I. and Herod Agrippa II., Josephus mentions Λυσανίου τετραρχία (Antiquities 18, 6, 10, cf. 20, 7, 1), βασιλεία τοῦ Λυσανίου καλουμένῃ (b. j. 2, 11, 5), Ἀβιλα Λυσανίου (antt. 19, 5, 1); accordingly, some have supposed that in these passages Lysanias the son of Ptolemy must be meant, and that the region which he governed continued to bear his name even after his death. Others (as Credher, Strauss, Gfrörer, Weisse), denying that there ever was a second Lysanias, contend that Luke was led into error by that designation of Abilene (derived from Lysanias and retained for a long time afterward), so that he imagined that Lysanias was tetrarch in the time of Christ. This opinion, however, is directly opposed by the fact that Josephus, in Antiquities 20, 7, 1 and b. j. 2, 12, 8, expressly distinguishes Chalcis from the tetrarchy of Lysanias; nor is it probable that the region which Lysanias the son of Ptolemy governed for only six years took its name from him ever after. Therefore it is more correct to conclude that in the passages of Josephus where the tetrarchy of Lysanias is mentioned a second Lysanias, perhaps the grandson of the former, must be meant; and that he is identical with the one spoken of by Luke. Cf. Winer, RWB, under the word, Abilene; Wieseler in Herzog i., p. 64ff (especially in Beitrüge zur richtig. Würdigung d. Evang. as above with, pp. 196-204); Bleek, Synoptative Erklär. as above with i., p. 154f; Kneucker in Schenkel i., p. 26f; Schürer, Neutest. Zeitgesch. § 19 Anh. I, p. 313 (also in Riehm, under the word; Robinson in Bib. Sacra for 1848, pp. 79ff; Renan, La Dynastie des Lysanias d'Abilene (in the Memoires de l'Acad. des inscrip. et belles-lettres for 1870, Tom. xxvi., p. 2, pp. 49-84); BB. DD., under the word).
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Strong's Number G3078 matches the Greek Λυσανίας (lysanias),
which occurs 1 times in 1 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:1 - Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias G3078 the tetrarch of Abilene,

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