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Justus

Justus [N] [H] [S]

  • Another name for Joseph, surnamed Barsabas. He and Matthias are mentioned only in Acts 1:23 . "They must have been among the earliest disciples of Jesus, and must have been faithful to the end; they must have been well known and esteemed among the brethren. What became of them afterwards, and what work they did, are entirely unknown" (Lindsay's Acts of the Apostles).

  • A Jewish proselyte at Corinth, in whose house, next door to the synagogue, Paul held meetings and preached after he left the synagogue ( Acts 18:7 ).

  • A Jewish Christian, called Jesus, Paul's only fellow-labourer at Rome, where he wrote his Epistle to the Colossians ( Colossians 4:11 ).

    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.

    [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 Justus". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Justus [N] [E] [S]

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

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    Bibliography Information

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

    Justus [N] [E] [H]

    (just ).

    1. A surname of Joseph, called Barsabas. ( Acts 1:23 ) (A.D. 30.)
    2. A Christian at Corinth, with whom St. Paul lodged. ( Acts 18:7 ) (A.D. 49.) (Given in the Revised Version as TITUS JUSTUS; and it is possible that he may be the same person as Titus the companion of Paul.)
    3. A surname of Jesus, a friend of St. Paul. ( Colossians 4:11 ) (A.D. 57.)

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

    JUSTUS

    jus'-tus (Ioustos):

    There are three of this name mentioned in the New Testament.

    (1) It was the Roman surname of JOSEPH BARSABBAS (which see) (Acts 1:23).

    (2) A Corinthian proselyte (sebomenos ton Theon), whose house adjoined the synagogue and who received Paul when the Jews opposed him (Acts 18:7). He was probably a Roman citizen, one of the colonies, and so he would be of assistance to the apostle in his work among the better class of Corinth. There is some disagreement among manuscripts regarding the name. Textus Receptus of the New Testament gives "Justus" alone. the Revised Version (British and American) following Codex Sinaiticus, Codex E, Vulgate, Bohairic, Armenian, gives "Titus Justus"; Westcott and Hort, The New Testament in Greek, Tischendorf, Codex Vaticanus, Codex Bezae, give "Titius Justus"; Cheyne (EB, under the word "Justus") thinks these forms a corruption of "Tertius Justus," and that the bearer of the name was the "Tertius" of Romans 16:22. Paul still continued his lodgings with Aquila and Priscilla, but made the house of Justus his own synagogue.

    (3) A Jew, Jesus Justus, mentioned with Mark and Aristarchus by Paul in his letters to the Colossians (Colossians 4:11), is a fellow-worker and one that had been a comfort unto him.

    S. F. Hunter


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