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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 his birthplace seems to indicate that he was one of the Jews of 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. Const. 7:46).

Lucius in Naves Topical Bible -1. A Christian at Antioch Ac 13:1 -2. A relative of Paul Ro 16:21

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 11:19,20

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. J. Hutchison

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 passage: 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.[1] 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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