Bible Names H-M: Justus
Justus in Easton's Bible Dictionary
(1.) Another name for Joseph, surnamed Barsabas. He and
are mentioned only in Acts 1:23. "They must have
been among the
earliest disciples of Jesus, and must have been
faithful to the
end; they must have been well known and esteemed
brethren. What became of them afterwards, and what
did, are entirely unknown" (Lindsay's Acts of the
(2.) A Jewish proselyte at Corinth, in whose house,
to the synagogue, Paul held meetings and preached
after he left
the synagogue (Acts 18:7).
(3.) A Jewish Christian, called Jesus, Paul's only
fellow-labourer at Rome, where he wrote his Epistle
Colossians (Col. 4:11).
Justus in Hitchcock's Bible Names
just or upright
Justus in Naves Topical Bible
-1. A disciple nominated with Matthias to succeed Judas
-2. A believer in Corinth
-3. Also called JESUS
A disciple in Rome
Justus in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. A surname of Joseph, called Barsabas. Ac 1:23 (A.D.
2. A Christian at Corinth, with whom St. Paul lodged.
Ac 18:7 (A.D. 49.) (Given in the Revised Version as TITUS
JUSTUS; and it is possible that he may be the same person as
Titus the companion of Paul.)
3. A surname of Jesus, a friend of St. Paul. Col 4:11
Justus in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
jus'-tus (Ioustos): There are three of this name mentioned
in the New Testament.
(1) It was the Roman surname of JOSEPH BARSABBAS (which see)
(2) A Corinthian proselyte (sebomenos ton Theon), whose
house adjoined the synagogue and who received Paul when the
Jews opposed him (Acts 18:7). He was probably a Roman
citizen, one of the colonies, and so he would be of
assistance to the apostle in his work among the better class
of Corinth. There is some disagreement among manuscripts
regarding the name. Textus Receptus of the New Testament
gives "Justus" alone. the Revised Version (British and
American) following Codex Sinaiticus, Codex E, Vulgate,
Bohairic, Armenian, gives "Titus Justus"; Westcott and Hort,
The New Testament in Greek, Tischendorf, Codex Vaticanus,
Codex Bezae, give "Titius Justus"; Cheyne (EB, under the
word "Justus") thinks these forms a corruption of "Tertius
Justus," and that the bearer of the name was the "Tertius"
of Rom 16:22. Paul still continued his lodgings with Aquila
and Priscilla, but made the house of Justus his own
(3) A Jew, Jesus Justus, mentioned with Mark and Aristarchus
by Paul in his letters to the Colossians (Col 4:11), is a
fellow-worker and one that had been a comfort unto him.
S. F. Hunter
Justus Scripture - Acts 18:7
And he departed thence, and entered into a certain [man's]
house, named Justus, [one] that worshipped God, whose house
joined hard to the synagogue.
Justus Scripture - Acts 1:23
And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was
surnamed Justus, and Matthias.
Justus Scripture - Colossians 4:11
And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the
circumcision. These only [are my] fellowworkers unto the
kingdom of God, which have been a comfort unto me.
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