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Bible Names A-G: Dionysius




Dionysius in Easton's Bible Dictionary the Areopagite, one of Paul's converts at Athens (Acts 17:34).

Dionysius in Fausset's Bible Dictionary Converted through Paul at Athens (Acts 17:34), and, by tradition, its first bishop.

Dionysius in Hitchcock's Bible Names divinely touched

Dionysius in Naves Topical Bible A convert of Paul Ac 17:34

Dionysius in Smiths Bible Dictionary (devoted to Dionysus, i.e., Bacchus) the Areop'agite, Ac 17:34 an eminent Athenian, converted to Christianity by the preaching of St. Paul. (A.D. 52.) He is said to have been first bishop of Athens. The writings which were once attributed to him are now confessed to be the production of some neo-Platonists of the sixth century.

Dionysius in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE di-o-nish'-i-us (Dionusios, surnamed "the Areopagite"): One of the few Athenians converted by Paul (Acts 17:34). We know nothing further about him (see AREOPAGUS). According to one account he was the first bishop of the church at Athens; according to another he suffered martyrdom in that city under Domitian. We are even told that he migrated to Rome and was sent to Paris, where he was beheaded on Montmartre (Mount of the Martyr). The patron saint of France is Denys; compare the French "Denys d'Halicarnasse" (Dionysius of Halicarnassus). The mystical writings which were circulated in the Middle Ages and are still extant, are pronounced by the best authorities to be forgeries, and date from a period not earlier than the 5th century. J. E. Harry

Dionysius Scripture - Acts 17:34 Howbeit certain men clave unto him, and believed: among the which [was] Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.

Dionysius the Areopagite in Wikipedia (Greek Διονύσιος ὁ Ἀρεοπαγίτης) was a judge of the Areopagus who, as related in the Acts of the Apostles, (Acts 17:34 ), was converted to Christianity by the preaching of the Apostle Paul. According to Dionysius of Corinth, quoted by Eusebius, this Dionysius then became the second Bishop of Athens...

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