Bible Names N-Z: Sergius Paulus
Sergius in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Sergius Paulus in Easton's Bible Dictionary
a "prudent man" (R.V., "man of understanding"), the deputy
(R.V., "proconsul") of Cyprus (Acts 13:6-13). He
convert to Christianity under Paul, who visited this
his first mission to the heathen.
A remarkable memorial of this proconsul was recently
discovered at Rome. On a boundary stone of Claudius
his name is
found, among others, as having been appointed (A.D.
47) one of
the curators of the banks and the channel of the
After serving his three years as proconsul at
returned to Rome, where he held the office referred
to. As he is
not saluted in Paul's letter to the Romans, he
before it was written.
Sergius Paulus in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Proconsul of Cyprus, when Paul and Barnabas visited it on
their first missionary circuit (Acts 13:7). (See CYPRUS; PAUL;
PROVINCE; DEPUTY; ELYMAS.) He was at first under the influence
of Elymas, but being "a prudent man" (i.e. intelligent and
searching for the truth), he called for Barnabas and Paul, and
having heard the word of God, and having seen the miraculous
infliction of blindness on the sorcerer, "believed, being
astonished at the (divine power accompanying the) doctrine of
Sergius Paulus in Naves Topical Bible
-A Roman deputy and convert of Paul
Sergius Paulus in Smiths Bible Dictionary
was the proconsul of Cyprus when the apostle Paul visited that
island with Barnabas on his first missionary tour. Ac 13:7
seq. (A.D. 44.) He is described as an intelligent man, truth-
seeking, eager for information from all sources within his
reach. Though at first admitting to his society Elymas the
magician, he afterward, on becoming acquainted with the claims
of the gospel, yielded his mind to the evidence of its truth.
Sergius Paulus in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
See PAULUS, SERGIUS.
Sergius Paulus Scripture - Acts 13:7
Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a
prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to
hear the word of God.
Sergus Paulus in Wikipedia
Lucius Sergius Paullus was a Proconsul of Cyprus under
Claudius (1st century AD). He appears in Acts (13:6-13),
where in Paphos Paul, accompanied by Barnabas and John,
overcame the attempts of Bar-Jesus or Elymas and converted
Sergius to Christianity.
A boundary stone of Claudius mentioning Sergius was
discovered at Rome in 1887. It records the appointment (AD
47) of the Curators of the banks and the channel of the
river Tiber, one of whom was Sergius. Since Paul's journey
to Cyprus is usually dated to the first half of the 40s (and
some scholars would date his visit even earlier), it is
thought Sergius first served his three years as Proconsul at
Cyprus, then returned to Rome, where he was appointed
curator. As he is not greeted in Paul's Epistle to the
Romans, it is possible he died before it was written.
Some mediŠval legends have anachronistically identified him
with Paul of Narbonne.
He was the first of six successive Senators named Lucius
Sergius Paullus, of Antioch, Pisidia, including one Consul
Suffect in 94 and another Consul in 168, the last of whom
was Lucius Sergius Paullus, Senator, father of Sergia
Paulla, who married Quintus Anicius Faustus, Legate of
Numidia and Consul in 198, and had Quintus Anicius Faustus
Paulinus, Legate of Moesia Inferior between 229 and 230 or
c. 230 to 232.
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