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Egyptian, The

EGYPTIAN, THE

e-jip'-shan (ho Aiguptios):

Mentioned in Acts 21:38, by Claudius Lysias as having "before these days stirred up to sedition and led out into the wilderness the four thousand men of the ASSASSINS" (which see). Reference to this Egyptian and to the suppression of his rebellion by the procurator Felix is likewise found in Josephus (Ant., XX, viii, 6; BJ, II, xiii, 5).


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'EGYPTIAN, THE'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.