Bible Names A-G: Crispus
Crispus in Easton's Bible Dictionary
curled, the chief of the synagogue at Corinth (Acts 18:8). He
was converted and, with his family, baptized by Paul
Crispus in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Ruler of the Corinthian synagogue; converted and baptized by
Paul (Acts 18:8; 1 Corinthians 1:14).
Crispus in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Crispus in Naves Topical Bible
A leader of a synagogue at Corinth
Ac 18:8; 1Co 1:14
Crispus in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(curled), ruler of the Jewish synagogue at Corinth, Ac 18:8
baptized with his family by St. Paul. 1Co 1:14 (A.D. 50.)
Crispus in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
kris'-pus (Krispos, "curled"): One of the small number
baptized by Paul among the Corinthian Christians (1 Cor 1:14).
He had been ruler of the Jewish synagogue, but he "believed in
the Lord with all his house"; and, following Paul, withdrew
from the synagogue (Acts 18:7,8). He seems to have been
succeeded by Sosthenes (Acts 18:17). According to tradition he
became bishop of Aegina.
Crispus in Wikipedia
Flavius Julius Crispus, also known as Flavius Claudius
Crispus and Flavius Valerius Crispus was a Caesar of the
Roman Empire. He was the first-born son of Constantine I and
Minervina. Crispus' year and place of birth are uncertain.
He is considered likely to have been born between 299 and
305, somewhere in the Eastern Roman Empire. His mother
Minervina was either a concubine or a first wife to
Constantine. Nothing else is known about Minervina. His
father served as a hostage in the court of Eastern Roman
Emperor Diocletian in Nicomedia. Thus securing the loyalty
of Caesar of the Western Roman Empire Constantius Chlorus,
father of Constantine and grandfather of Crispus.
In 307, Constantine allied to the Italian Augusti, and this
alliance was sealed with the marriage of Constantine to
Fausta, daughter of Maximian and sister of Maxentius.
The marriage of Constantine to Fausta has caused modern
historians to question the status of his relation to
Minervina and Crispus. If Minervina was his legitimate wife,
Constantine would have needed to secure a divorce before
marrying Fausta. This would have required an official
written order signed by Constantine himself, but no such
order is mentioned by contemporary sources...
Crispus Scripture - 1 Corinthians 1:14
I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and
Crispus Scripture - Acts 18:8
And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the
Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing
believed, and were baptized.
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