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Dictionaries :: Sosthenes

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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Sosthenes:

safe in strength, the chief ruler of the synagogue at Corinth, who was seized and beaten by the mob in the presence of Gallio, the Roman governor, when he refused to proceed against Paul at the instigation of the Jews (Act 18:12-17). The motives of this assault against Sosthenes are not recorded, nor is it mentioned whether it was made by Greeks or Romans. Some identify him, but without sufficient grounds, with one whom Paul calls "Sosthenes our brother," a convert to the faith (1Cr 1:1).

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

Sosthenes:

savior; strong; powerful

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Sosthenes:

sos'-the-nez (Sosthenes): Chief of the synagogue at Corinth (Ac 18:17). Possibly identical with the co-worker (afterward) of Paul mentioned in 1Co 1:1.

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Sosthenes:

(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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