The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 2958 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
kurenioßof Latin origin
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
koo-ray'-nee-os Noun Masculine
Cyrenius = "warrior"
  1. the Greek form of the Roman name Quirinus. His full name is Publius Sulpicius Quirinus. He was consul B.C. 12., and was made governor of Syria after the banishment of Archelaus in A.D. 6. He was probably twice governor of Syria; his first governorship extended from B.C. 4 (the year of Christ's birth) to B.C. 1. It was during this time that he was sent to make enrolment which caused Joseph and Mary to visit Bethlehem. Luke 2:2. The second enrolment is mentioned in Acts 5:37.
NAS Word Usage - Total: 1
Quirinius 1
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Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Kurenios". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.