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Aquila

Aquila [H] [S]

eagle, a native of Pontus, by occupation a tent-maker, whom Paul met on his first visit to Corinth ( Acts 18:2 ). Along with his wife Priscilla he had fled from Rome in consequence of a decree (A.D. 50) by Claudius commanding all Jews to leave the city. Paul sojourned with him at Corinth, and they wrought together at their common trade, making Cilician hair-cloth for tents. On Paul's departure from Corinth after eighteen months, Aquila and his wife accompanied him to Ephesus, where they remained, while he proceeded to Syria ( Acts 18:18 Acts 18:26 ). When they became Christians we are not informed, but in Ephesus they were ( 1 Corinthians 16:19 ) Paul's "helpers in Christ Jesus." We find them afterwards at Rome ( Romans 16:3 ), interesting themselves still in the cause of Christ. They are referred to some years after this as being at Ephesus ( 2 Timothy 4:19 ). This is the last notice we have of them.

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Aquila". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .