Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
CHUZA (Amer. RV [Note: Revised Version.] Chuzas ). The steward of Herod Antipas. His wife Joanna (wh. see) was one of the women who ministered to our Lord and His disciples ( Luke 8:3 ).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Herod's house steward, husband of Joanna, who ministered to the Lord of her substance (Luke 8:3). Subsequently, she was one of the women who, on the morning of the resurrection, brought spices to complete the Lord's burial (Luke 24:10), and who came and told the eleven and all the rest of His being no longer in the tomb, and of their having seen angels. We read in Matthew 14:1, "Herod heard of the fame of Jesus, and said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist, who is risen from the dead."
The reason does not in Matthew appear why Herod addressed his servants about Christ; but we infer it from Luke's incidental mention of Joanna, wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, as among the women ministering to Christ. Also from the margin of Acts 13:1, where "Manaen, Herod's foster brother," appears among the Christian "prophets." How naturally, since Christ had followers among Herod's household, did that prince turn to his servants for information about Christ. The undesigned coincidence is a proof of the gospel veracity.
Morrish Bible Dictionary
Steward of Herod Antipas, and husband of Joanna. Luke 8:3 .
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament
CHUZA (Χουζᾶς).—The ἐπίτροπος or house-steward of Herod the tetrarch, and husband of Joanna one of the women who, having been healed either of a sickness or of an evil spirit, attached themselves to Jesus and ‘ministered unto him of their substance’ (Luke 8:3). Chuza is identified by Mr. Stanley Cook (Glossary of Aramaic Inscriptions, Cambr. 1898) with the father of one Hayyân whose family erected a rock-cut tomb at el-Hegr in Arabia, with the inscription: לחין בד בוזא אחדה ‘To Hayyân, son of Kûzâ, his posterity (erected this tomb).’ The monument is probably of the 1st cent. b.c. or a.d. Blass (of the Gospels), on the authority of , a 7th cent. MS of the Vulgate, identifies the name with the Greek Κυδἰας; but this seems more than doubtful. Chuza may have been of a Nabataean family, married to a Jewish wife. Joanna is also mentioned (Luke 24:10) as one of the women who came early to the sepulchre to anoint the Lord’s body (See Joanna).
Chuzas is preferred by the American Committee of Revisers as the more proper spelling of Chuza.
Literature.—Expositor, v. ix.  118 ff.; Edersheim, Life and Times, i. 429, 572.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(chyoo' zuh) Personal name meaning, “seer.” The steward of Herod Antipas (Luke 8:3 ). He was the husband of Joanna, one of the women who provided material support for Jesus. See Joanna .
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
See JOANNA .
- (cew' zuh) NIV spelling of Chuza
. See Chuza
is identified by Mr. Chuza
may have been of a Nabataean family, married to a Jewish wife. ...
s is preferred by the American Committee of Revisers as the more proper spelling of Chuza
- the wife of Chuza
, Herod's steward, was one of those women who, having been cured by our Saviour, followed him as disciples, and ministered to his necessities, Luke 8:3
- Her husband Chuza
was a steward of Herod Antipas, Luke 8:3 ; 24:1-10
(Amer. ] Chuza
- The wife of Chuza
, the steward of Herod Antipas, one of ‘certain women which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities,’ She ministered to Jesus of her substance, and after the crucifixion helped to anoint His body ( Luke 8:3 ; Luke 24:10 )
- Wife of Chuza
, Herod's steward: she ministered to the Lord of her substance, and was one who carried news of His resurrection to the apostles
The wife of Chuza
, the steward of Herod Antipas, tetrarch of Galilee (Luke 8:3 )
- —The wife of Chuza
, the ‘steward’ of Herod Antipas. , that the ‘nobleman’ or king’s officer of John 4:46-53 was Chuza
. See also Chuza
- He is supposed to have been the Chuza
, Herod's steward, whose wife was one of those women who "ministered unto the Lord of their substance" (Luke 8:3 )
- She was the wife of Herod's steward Chuza
- ) In the first passage she is expressly stated to have been "wife of Chuza
, steward of Herod," that is, Antipas, tetrarch of Galilee
, another connecting link between Christ and Herod Antipas. ) (See Chuza
- The wife of Chuza
, his house-steward, was one of our Lord's disciples (Luke 8:3 )
- Another instance of the circle of Herod being reached by Christianity is Joanna, wife of Chuza
, Herod’s steward ( Luke 8:3 ); and Antipas himself was touched by the Baptist’s preaching ( Mark 6:20 )
The reason does not in Matthew appear why Herod addressed his servants about Christ; but we infer it from Luke's incidental mention of Joanna, wife of Chuza
, Herod's steward, as among the women ministering to Christ
- Meyer’s view is probably true of the Gospels, although if Chuza
as ἐπίτροπος (Luke 8:3) had special charge of the education of the royal children, it might lend further colour to Sanday’s theory of Joanna’s relation to the authorship of Luke 1:2
- Beck’s, who identifies Luke with the unnamed companion of Cleopas on the way to Emmaus and Theophilus with an Antiochene tax-collector, the friend of Chuza
and Herod, who had gone to Caesarea with Herod and Berenice (Prolog des Lk
- -Evangeliums (1900), deduces from ἐν ἡμῖν (1:3) the fact that the author was one of the two Emmaus disciples, while Theophilus must have been a wealthy Antiochene tax-collector, an acquaintance of Chuza
and Herod, who accompanied Herod and Bernice to Caesarea, where he fell in with St
- ] Chuza
as ἐπίτροπος Ηρώδου
- Yet "he desired to see Him" (Luke 9:9), for he had "heard of the fame of Jesus" (Matthew 14:1); and so in Christ's last hours "when he saw Him he was exceeding glad, for he was desirous to see Him of a long season, because he had heard many things of Him (doubtless through Joanna, wife of Chuza
, Herod's steward, and through Manaen his foster brother: Luke 8:1-3; Acts 13:1), and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by Him
Birth of Christ
- Luke had some special source of information connected with the court of the Herods, and Joanna the wife of Chuza
, Herod’s steward, appears no fewer than four times upon the stage of the Gospel history
- And Christ apparently met the wife of Jairus, the wife of Chuza
, Susanna, Martha and Mary, Peter’s wife’s mother, and others, without the obstructive conditions of zenana life
- 297) agrees that the narrative came not only from a woman, but through a woman, and he thinks that Joanna, the wife of Chuza
, steward to Herod Antipas (Luke 8:2-3; Luke 24:10; cf