Lysias in Easton's Bible Dictionary
the chief captain (chiliarch) who commanded the Roman troops
Jerusalem, and sent Paul under guard to the procurator
Caesarea (Acts 21:31-38; 22:24-30). His letter to his
officer is an interesting specimen of Roman military
correspondence (23:26-30). He obtained his Roman
purchase, and was therefore probably a Greek. (See
Lysias in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
A Roman chiliarch or captain in charge of the troops of the
citadel Antonia at Paul's last visit to Jerusalem. He rescued
Paul from the fanatical crowd, and subsequently from the plot
of more than 40 zealots against his life (Acts 21:27-36; Acts
23:12-33). With worldly tact he in writing to Felix makes no
mention of having bound Paul for scourging (Acts 21:33; Acts
22:24-29), for he" feared" the consequences to himself of
having so treated a Roman citizen. Still his treatment of the
apostle otherwise, after he knew his Roman citizenship, was
fair and firm.
Lysias in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Lysias in Naves Topical Bible
-Chief captain of Roman troops in Jerusalem
-See CLAUDIUS LYSIAS
Lysias in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(dissolving), a nobleman of the blood-royal, 1Macc 3:32;
2Macc 11:1, who was entrusted he Antiochus Epiphanes (cir.
B.C. 166) with the government of southern Syria and the
guardianship of his son Antiochus Eupator. 1Macc 3:32; 2Macc.
10:11. After the death of Antiochus Epiphanes, B.C. 184,
Lysias assumed the government as guardian of his son, who was
pet a child. 1Macc 6:17. In B.C. 164 he, together with his
ward, fell into the hands of Demetrius Soter, who put them
both to death. 1Macc 7:2-4; 2Macc 14:2.
Lysias in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
(1) "A noble man, and one of the blood royal" whom Antiochus
Epiphanes (circa 166 BC) left with the government of
Southern Syria and the guardianship of his son, while he
went in person into Persia to collect the revenues which
were. not coming in satisfactorily (1 Macc 3:32; 2 Macc
10:11). According to Josephus (Ant., XII, vii, 2), the
instructions of Lysias were' "to conquer Judea, enslave its
inhabitants, utterly destroy Jerusalem and abolish the whole
nation." Lysias, accordingly, armed against Judas Maccabeus
a large force under Ptolemy, son of Dorymenes, Nicanor and
Gorgias. Of this force Judas defeated the two divisions
under Nicanor and Gorgias near Emmaus (166 BC), and in the
following year Lysias himself at Bethsura (1 Macc 4), after
which he proceeded to the purification of the temple. In the
narration of these campaigns there are considerable
differences between the writers of 1 Maccabees and 2
Maccabees which scholars have not found easy to explain.
Antiochus died at Babylon on his Persian expedition (164
BC), and Lysias assumed the office of regent during the
minority of his son, who was yet a child (1 Macc 6:17). He
collected another army at Antioch, and after the recapture
of Bethsura was besieging Jerusalem when he learned of the
approach of Philip to whom Antiochus, on his deathbed, had
entrusted the guardianship of the prince (1 Macc 6:15; 2
Macc 13). He defeated Philip in 163 BC and was supported at
Rome, but in the following year he fell with his ward
Antiochus into the hands of Demetrius I (Soter), who put
both of them to death (1 Macc 7:1-23).
(2) See CLAUDIUS LYSIAS (Acts 23:26).
Lysias in Wikipedia
Lysias (Greek: Λυσίας) (born ca. 445 BC; died ca. 380 BC) was
a logographer (speech writer) in Ancient Greece. He was one of
the ten Attic orators included in the "Alexandrian Canon"
compiled by Aristophanes of Byzantium and Aristarchus of
Samothrace in the third century BCE...
Lysias Scripture - Acts 23:26
Claudius Lysias unto the most excellent governor Felix
Lysias Scripture - Acts 24:22
And when Felix heard these things, having more perfect
knowledge of [that] way, he deferred them, and said, When
Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will know the
uttermost of your matter.
Lysias Scripture - Acts 24:7
But the chief captain Lysias came [upon us], and with great
violence took [him] away out of our hands,