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Sosthenes

Sosthenes [N] [H] [S]

safe in strength, the chief ruler of the synagogue at Corinth, who was seized and beaten by the mob in the presence of Gallio, the Roman governor, when he refused to proceed against Paul at the instigation of the Jews ( Acts 18:12-17 ). The motives of this assault against Sosthenes are not recorded, nor is it mentioned whether it was made by Greeks or Romans. Some identify him, but without sufficient grounds, with one whom Paul calls "Sosthenes our brother," a convert to the faith ( 1 Corinthians 1:1 ).

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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 Sosthenes". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Sosthenes [N] [E] [S]

savior; strong; powerful
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 'Sosthenes'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Sosthenes [N] [E] [H]

(saviour of his nation ) was a Jew at Corinth who was seized and beaten in the presence of Gallio. See ( Acts 18:12-17 ) (A.D. 49.)


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

SOSTHENES

sos'-the-nez (Sosthenes):

Chief of the synagogue at Corinth (Acts 18:17). Possibly identical with the co-worker (afterward) of Paul mentioned in 1 Corinthians 1:1.


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