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Cyrenius

Cyrenius [H] [S]

the Grecized form of Quirinus. His full name was Publius Sulpicius Quirinus. Recent historical investigation has proved that Quirinus was governor of Cilicia, which was annexed to Syria at the time of our Lord's birth. Cilicia, which he ruled, being a province of Syria, he is called the governor, which he was de jure, of Syria. Some ten years afterwards he was appointed governor of Syria for the second time. During his tenure of office, at the time of our Lord's birth ( Luke 2:2 ), a "taxing" (RSV, "enrolment;" i.e., a registration) of the people was "first made;" i.e., was made for the first time under his government. (See TAXING .)

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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.

[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
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Bibliography Information

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

Cyrenius [E] [S]

who governs
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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Bibliography Information

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

Cyrenius [E] [H]

(warrior ), the Greek form of the Roman name of Quirinus. The 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 probably was twice governor of Syria; his first governorship extended from B.C. 4 (the year of Christs birth) to B.C. 1. It was during this time that he was sent to make the enrollment which caused Joseph and Mary to visit Bethlehem. ( Luke 2:2 ) The second enrollment is mentioned in ( Acts 5:37 )


[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 'Cyrenius'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

CYRENIUS

si-re'-ni-us (Kurenios, "of Cyrene").

See QUIRINIUS.


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