Bible Names N-Z: Pudens
Pudens in Easton's Bible Dictionary
bashful, a Christian at Rome, who sent his greetings to
(2 Tim. 4:21). (See CLAUDIA -T0000840.)
Pudens in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
(See CLAUDIA.) 2 Timothy 4:21. (Martial 11:54; Tacitus, Ann.
13:21; Agricola 14.)
Pudens in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Pudens in Naves Topical Bible
-A Christian in Rome
Pudens in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(modest), a Christian friend of Timothy at Rome. 2Ti 4:21
(A.D. 84.) According to legend he was the host of St. Peter
and friend of St. Paul. and was martyred under Nero.
Pudens in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
pu'-denz, pu'-dens (Poudes, literally, "bashful" (2 Tim
1. Faithful to Paul:
One of the Christians in Rome who remained loyal to Paul
during his second and last imprisonment there, when most of
the members of the church "forsook him." The pressure under
which they acted must have been very great, as the apostle's
final trial before the supreme court of the empire followed
quickly after the Neronic persecution. Their defection from
their loyalty to Paul must not be taken as implying that
they had also proved untrue to Christ. At this time,
however, there were some of the Christians who risked their
earthly all, and their lives too, in order to prove their
adherence to Paul, and Pudens was one of these.
2. Pudens and Claudia:
Writing the last of all his letters, the Second Epistle to
Timothy, Paul sends greeting from "all the brethren" who
were then with him. Among these he names Pudens. There are
three other names associated by the apostle with that of
Pudens: Eubulus, Linus and Claudia. There is an interesting
conjecture regarding Pudens and Claudia, that their were
husband and wife, and that Claudia was of British birth, a
daughter of a British king, called Cogidunus. King Cogidunus
was an ally of the Romans, and assumed the name of the
emperor Tiberius Claudius, who was his patron. In this way
his daughter would be named Claudia. But this identification
of the British princess with the Claudia who sends
salutation to Timothy is only a supposition; it lacks both
evidence and proof.
See CLAUDIA and Code of Hammurabi (St. P), chapter xxvii.
In modern Rome, however, the tourist is still shown a
building which is called the house of Pudens, in the same
way as "Paul's hired house" is also shown. The authenticity
in both cases is lacking.
Pudens is not mentioned elsewhere in the New Testament.
Pudens Scripture - 2 Timothy 4:21
Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee,
and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.
Saint Pudens in Wikipedia
Saint Pudens was an early Christian saint and martyr.
He is mentioned as a layman of the Roman Church in 2 Timothy
4:21. According to tradition, he lodged Saint Peter and was
baptised by him, and was martyred under Nero (reigned 54-68).
He is commemorated on April 14 in the Eastern Orthodox Church
calendar and May 19 according to the Dominican Martyrology.
He is said to have been the son of Quintus Cornelius Pudens, a
Roman Senator. He is said to have had two sons, Novatus and
Timotheus, and two daughters, Praxedes and Pudentiana, all
saints, but if Pudens life is documented, those of his
daughters is derived only by the existence of two ancient
churches, Santa Prassede and Santa Pudenziana in Rome.
The acts of the synod of Pope Symmachus (499) show the
existence of a titulus Pudentis, a church with the authority
to administer sacraments. It is possible that a wrong
interpretation of the titulus led to the creation of the
figure of Pudentiana, and that the "church of Santa
Pudenziana" was actually a "church of Pudens".
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