Bible Names H-M: Lucius
Lucius in Easton's Bible Dictionary
of Cyrene, a Christian teacher at Antioch (Acts 13:1), and
Paul's kinsman (Rom. 16:21). His name is Latin, but
birthplace seems to indicate that he was one of the
Cyrene, in North Africa.
Lucius in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Paul's kinsman or fellow tribesman (Romans 16:21). Tradition
makes him consecrated Bishop of Cenchreae by Paul (Apost.
Lucius in Naves Topical Bible
-1. A Christian at Antioch
-2. A relative of Paul
Lucius in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. A kinsman or fellow tribesman of St. Paul, Ro 16:21 by
whom he is said by tradition to have been ordained bishop of
the church of Cenchreae. He is thought by some to be the same
with Lucius of Cyrene.
2. Lucius of Cyrene is first mentioned in the New
Testament in company with Barnabas, Simeon called Niger,
Manaen and Saul, who are described as prophets and teachers of
the church at Antioch. Ac 13:1 Whether Lucius was one of the
seventy disciples is quite a matter of conjecture; but it is
highly probable that he formed one of the congregation to whom
St. Peter preached on the day of Pentecost, Ac 2:10 and there
can hardly be a doubt that he was one of "the men of Cyrene"
who, being "scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose
about Stephen," went to Antioch preaching the Lord Jesus. Ac
Lucius in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
lu'-shi-us, lu'-shus (Loukios, Leukios): A Roman consul who is
said (1 Macc 15:16 ff) to have written a letter to Ptolemy
Euergetes securing to Simon the high priest and to the Jews
the protection of Rome. As the praenomen only of the consul is
given, there has been much discussion as to the person
intended. The weight of probability has been assigned to
Lucius Calpurnius Piso, who was one of the consuls in 139-138
BC, the fact of his praenomen being Cneius and not Lucius
being explained by an error in transcription and the
fragmentary character of the documents. The authority of the
Romans not being as yet thoroughly established in Asia, they
were naturally anxious to form alliances with the kings of
Egypt and with the Jews to keep Syria in check. The
imperfections that are generally admitted in the transcription
of the Roman letter are not such as in any serious degree to
invalidate the authority of the narrative in 1 Maccabees.
Lucius of Cyrene in Wikipedia
Lucius of Cyrene was, according to the Book of Acts, one of
the founders of the Christian Church in Antioch of Syria. He
is mentioned by name as a member of the church there, after
King Herod's Death:
Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers:
Barnabas, Symeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene,
Manaen who was a close friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
[Acts 13:1 NAB].
Lucius is indicated as a founder by an inference in an earlier
Now those who had been scattered by the persecution that arose
because of Stephen went as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and
Antioch, preaching the word to no one but Jews. There were
some Cypriots and Cyrenians, among them, however, who came to
Antioch and began to speak to the Greeks as well, proclaiming
the Lord Jesus. [Acts 11:19,20 NAB]
He was supposed to have been the first bishop of Cyrene.
There is a Lucius mentioned also in Romans 16:21, but there is
no way of knowing if this is the same person.
Lucius Scripture - Acts 13:1
Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain
prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called
Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been
brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
Lucius Scripture - Romans 16:21
Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater,
my kinsmen, salute you.
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