Bible Names H-M: Manaen
Manaen in Easton's Bible Dictionary
consoler, a Christian teacher at Antioch. Nothing else is
of him beyond what is stated in Acts 13:1, where he is
as having been brought up with (Gr. syntrophos;
rendered in R.V.
"foster brother" of) Herod, i.e., Herod Antipas, the
who, with his brother Archelaus, was educated at Rome.
Manaen in Hitchcock's Bible Names
a comforter; a leader
Manaen in Naves Topical Bible
-An associate of Herod in his youth, and a Christian teacher
Manaen in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(comforter) is mentioned in Ac 13:1 as one of the teachers
and prophets in the church at Antioch at the time of the
appointment of Saul and Barnabas as missionaries to the
heathen. He is said to have been brought up with Herod
Antipas. He was probably his foster-brother.
Manaen in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
man'-a-en (Manaen, Greek form of Hebrew name "Menahem,"
meaning "consoler"): Manaen is mentioned, with Barnabas, Saul
and others, in Acts 13:1, as one of the "prophets and
teachers" in the recently rounded Gentile church at Antioch,
at the time when Barnabas and Saul were "separated" by Divine
call for their missionary service. He is further described as
"the foster-brother (suntrophos) of Herod the tetrarch" (i.e.
Herod Antipas (see HEROD)). He was probably brought up and
educated with this Herod and his brother Archelaus. An earlier
glimpse of Christian influence in Herod's court is afforded by
Joanna, the wife of Herod's steward Chuzas, among the holy
women who ministered to Jesus (Lk 8:3). Manaen may have been
related to the older Manaen, the Essene, who, Josephus tells
us, foretold the greatness of Herod the Great, and was
afterward treated by Herod as his friend (Ant., XV, x, 5). His
position in the church at Antioch was evidently an influential
one, whether he himself ranked among the "prophets," or
perhaps only among the "teachers."
Manaen 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.
Manahen in Wikipedia
Saint Manahen (also Manaen) was a teacher of the Church of
Antioch and the foster brother (Gk. syntrophos, Vulg.
collactaneus) of Herod Antipas.
Little is known of Manahen's life. He is said to be one
those who, under the influence of the Holy Spirit, laid
hands upon Saul and Barnabas and sent the two Apostles on
the first of St. Paul's missionary journeys (Acts 13:3).
Since St. Luke was an Antiochene, it is not unlikely that
Manahen was one of the "the prophets and doctors" of the
Church of Antioch was one of the "eyewitnesses and ministers
of the word" (Luke 1:2), who delivered unto Luke the details
which that sacred writer has in regard to Antipas and other
members of the Herodian family (Luke 3:1, 19, 20; 8:3; 9:7-
9; 13:31, 32; 23:8-12; Acts 12). He may have become a
disciple of Jesus with "Joanna, the wife of Chusa, Herod's
steward" (Luke 8:3).
In A.D. 39, Antipas left for Rome to gain the favor of
Caligula, but instead received an order of perpetual exile.
(Jos., "Ant.", XVIII, vii, 2). During this time, the Church
of Antioch was founded by Jewish Christians, who "had been
dispersed by the persecution that arose on the occasion of
Stephen" and had taught the Gospel also to the Greeks of
Antioch, (Acts 11:19-24). It is quite likely that St.
Manahen was one of these founders of the Antiochene Church.
His feast is celebrated on May 24.
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