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Bible Names H-M: Mnason


Mnason in Easton's Bible Dictionary reminding, or remembrancer, a Christian of Jerusalem with whom Paul lodged (Acts 21:16). He was apparently a native of Cyprus, like Barnabas (11:19, 20), and was well known to the Christians of Caesarea (4:36). He was an "old disciple" (R.V., "early disciple"), i.e., he had become a Christian in the beginning of the formation of the Church in Jerusalem.

Mnason in Fausset's Bible Dictionary Of Cyprus; possibly converted through Barnabas a Cypriote, and one of those Cypriotes scattered abroad after Stephen's martyrdom who preached to the Greeks at Antioch (Acts 4:36; Acts 11:15; Acts 11:19-20). "An old disciple," perhaps one from "the beginning" (as archaios in derivation means), i.e. from the day of Pentecost. Translated Acts 21:16 "bringing us to Mnason with whom we should lodge" at Jerusalem, Mnason having a house there; the Caesarean brethren went to introduce Paul and his company to Mnason at Jerusalem. As an "elder" Mnason was "given to hospitality"

Mnason in Hitchcock's Bible Names a diligent seeker; an exhorter

Mnason in Naves Topical Bible -A native and Christian of Cyprus who hosted Paul Ac 21:16

Mnason in Smiths Bible Dictionary (remembering) is honorably mentioned in Scripture. Ac 21:16 It is most likely that his residence at this time was not Caesarea, but Jerusalem. He was a Cyprian by birth, and may have been a friend of Barnabas. Ac 4:36

Mnason in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE na'-son, m'-na'-son (Mnason): All that we know of Mnason is found in Acts 21:16. (1) He accompanied Paul and his party from Caesarea on Paul's last visit to Jerusalem; (2) he was a Cyprian; (3) "an early disciple," an early convert to Christianity, and (4) the one with whom Paul's company was to lodge. The "Western" text of this passage is very interesting. Blass, following Codex Bezae (D), the Syriac, reads, for "bringing," etc., "And they brought us to those with whom one should lodge, and when we had come into a certain village we stayed with Mnason a Cyprian, an early disciple, and having departed thence we came to Jerusalem and the brethren," etc. Meyer-Wendt, Page and Rendell render the accepted text, "bringing us to the house of Mnason," etc. However, giving the imperfect transitive of anebainomen, "we were going up" to Jerusalem (21:15), we might understand that the company lodged with Mnason on the 1st night of their journey to Jerusalem, and not at the city itself. "Acts 21:15, they set about the journey; 21:16, they lodged with Mnason on the introduction of the Cesarean disciples; 21:17, they came to Jerus" (Expositor's Greek Testament, in the place cited.). S. F. Hunter

Mnason in Wikipedia "Reminding, or remembrancer". A Christian of Jerusalem with whom Paul lodged ((Act 21:16 ). He was apparently a native of Cyprus, like Barnabas ((Act 11:19-20 ), and was well known to the Christians of Caesarea ((Act 4:36 ). He was an "old disciple" (R.V., "early disciple"), i.e., he had become a Christian in the beginning of the formation of the Church in Jerusalem.

Mnason Scripture - Acts 21:16 There went with us also [certain] of the disciples of Caesarea, and brought with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an old disciple, with whom we should lodge.

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