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Lysanias

Lysanias [N] [H] [S]

tetrarch of Abilene ( Luke 3:1 ), on the eastern slope of Anti-Lebanon, near the city of Damascus.

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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.

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

Bibliography Information

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

Lysanias [N] [E] [S]

that drives away sorrow
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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

Lysanias [N] [E] [H]

(that drives away sorrow ), mentioned by St. Luke in one of his chronological passages, ch. ( Luke 3:1 ) as being tetrarch. of Abilene (i.e. the district round Abila) in the thirteenth year of Tiberius (A.D. 26), at the time when Herod Antipas was tetrarch of Galilee and Herod Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and Trachonitis.


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

LYSANIAS

li-sa'-ni-as (Lusanias):

Mentioned in Luke 3:1 as tetrarch of Abilene in the 15th year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, and thus fixing the date of the preaching of John the Baptist in the wilderness at about 26 or 28 AD. A Lysanias is mentioned by Josephus as having ruled over Chalcis and Abilene, and as having been slain by Mark Antony at the instigation of Cleopatra. As this happened about 36 BC, Luke has been charged with inaccuracy. Inscriptions, however, corroborate the view that the Lysanias of Luke was probably a descendant of the Lysanias mentioned by Josephus (compare Schurer, H J the Priestly Code (P), div I, volume II, App. 1, p. 338).

C. M. Kerr


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