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Blastus

Blastus [N] [H] [S]

chamberlain to king Herod Agrippa I. ( Acts 12:20 ). Such persons generally had great influence with their masters.

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

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[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 Blastus". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Blastus [N] [E] [S]

that buds or brings forth
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
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Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Blastus'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Blastus [N] [E] [H]

(sprout ), the chamberlain of Herod Agrippa I. ( Acts 12:20 )


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Blastus'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

BLASTUS

blas'-tus (Blastos, "shoot"):

The chamberlain of Herod Agrippa I, whose services as an intermediary between them and the king were gained by the people of Tyre and Sidon. These cities were dependent on Palestine for corn and other provisions, and when Herod, on the occasion of some commercial dispute, forbade the export of foodstuffs to Tyre and Sidon, they were at his mercy and were compelled to ask for peace. "Having made Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend," probably by means of a bribe, the Phoenician embassy was given an opportunity of setting their case before Herod (Acts 12:20).

S. F. Hunter


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BLASTUS'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.