Bible Names N-Z: Zenas
Zenas in Easton's Bible Dictionary
a disciple called "the lawyer," whom Paul wished Titus to
with him (Titus 3:13). Nothing more is known of him.
Zenas in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Contracted for Zenodorus. Titus 3:13. A "lawyer," i.e. Jewish
scribe, learned in the Hebrew law, who after conversion still
retained the title. Paul commends him to Titus, that he should
bring Zenas and Apollos on their journey diligently, so that
nothing might be wanting to them of necessaries.
Zenas in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Zenas in Naves Topical Bible
-A Christian believer and lawyer
Zenas in Smiths Bible Dictionary
a believer, and, as may be inferred from the context, a
preacher of the gospel, who is mentioned in Tit 3:13 in
connection with Apollos. He is further described as "the
lawyer." It is impossible to determine whether Zenas was a
Roman jurisconsult or a Jewish doctor.
Zenas in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
ze'-nas (Zenas (Tit 3:13); the name in full would probably
be Zenodorus, literally, meaning "the gift of Zeus"):
1. A Jewish Lawyer:
Paul calls Zenas "the lawyer." The meaning of this is, that,
previous to his becoming a Christian, he had been a Jewish
lawyer. The lawyers were that class of Jewish teachers who
were specially learned in the Mosaic Law, and who
interpreted that Law, and taught it to the people.
They are met with again and again in the Gospels, where they
frequently came into contact with Christ, usually in a
manner hostile to Him. For example, "A certain lawyer stood
up and made trial of him, saying, Teacher, what shall I do
to inherit eternal life?" (Lk 10:25). our Lord replied to
him on his own ground, asking, "What is written in the law?
how readest thou?" Regarding this class of teachers as a
whole, it is recorded that "the Pharisees and lawyers
rejected for themselves the counsel of God" (Lk 7:30). The
term nomikos, "lawyer," applied to Zenas, is in the Gospels
varied by nomodidakalos, "a teacher of the law," and by
grammateus, "a scribe": all three terms describe the same
persons. Before his conversion to Christ, Zenas had been a
lawyer, one of the recognized expounders of the Law of
Zenas Scripture - Titus 3:13
Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey
diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.
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