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Nereus

Nereus [N] [H] [S]

a Christian at Rome to whom Paul sent his salutation ( Romans 16:15 ).

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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 Nereus". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Nereus [N] [E] [S]

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

Bibliography Information

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

Nereus [N] [E] [H]

(lamp ), a Christian at Rome, saluted by St. Paul. ( Romans 16:15 ) According to tradition he was beheaded at Terracina, probably in the reign of Nerva.


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

NEREUS

ne'-rus, ne'-re-us (Nereus):

The name of a Roman Christian to whom with his sister Paul sent greetings (Romans 16:15). Nereus and the others saluted with him (Romans 16:15) formed small community or "house church." The name of the sister is not given, but the name Nereis is found on an inscription of this date containing names of the emperor's servants (Lightfoot, Phil, 176). Among the Acta Sanctorum connected with the early church in Rome are the "Ac of Nereus and Achilleus" which call them chamberlains of Domitilla, the niece of Vespasian, and relate their influence over her in persuading her to remain a virgin.

S. F. Hunter


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