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Clopas; Cleophas

CLOPAS; CLEOPHAS

klo'-pas (Klopas):

The former in the Revised Version (British and American), the latter in the King James Version, of John 19:25, for the name of the husband of one of the women who stood by the cross of Christ. Upon the philological ground of a variety in pronunciation of the Hebrew root, sometimes identified with Alpheus, the father of James the Less. Said by tradition to have been the brother of Joseph, the husband of Mary; see BRETHREN OF THE LORD. Distinguished from Cleopas, a Greek word, while Clopas is Aramaic


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'CLOPAS; CLEOPHAS'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.