Character Study on Sosipater

Character Study on Sosipater

Romans 16: Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you.

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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Sopater, Sosipater
SOPATER, SOSIPATER . These are two forms of the same name; St. Luke, as usual, adopts the more colloquial. 1 . In Acts 20:4 we read that Sopater, son of Pyrrhus (RV [Note: Revised Version.] ), of Berœa, accompanied St. Paul on his journey towards Jerusalem as far as Asia (if these last words are part of the true text), i.e. Troas [see Secundus]. The mention of the father’s name, unusual in NT, is thought by Blass to denote that Sopater was of noble birth; by Alford, to be intended to distinguish him from 2 . A ‘kinsman,’ i.e. fellow-countryman [see Jason], of St. Paul, who sends greetings in Romans 16:21 . It seems unlikely, but not impossible, that these are the same person.

A. J. Maclean.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Sosipater
SOSIPATER . See Sopater.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Sosipater
(ssoh ssihp' uh tuhr) Personal name meaning, “to save one's father.” He is said to be a kinsman (a Jew) of Paul who sent greetings to Rome (Romans 16:21 ). “Sopater of Berea” (Acts 20:4 ) may be the same.



Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Sosipater
(Σωσίπατρος, a Greek name)

Sosipater is one of three men, Lucius and Jason being the others, who send salutations in Romans 16:21 and are described by St. Paul as ‘my kinsmen’ (οἱ συγγενεῖς μου), i.e. fellow-Jews (cf. Andronicus and Junia(s), Romans 16:7, Herodion, Romans 16:11). It is possible that Jason (q.v. [Note: .v. quod vide, which see.] ) is identical with Jason of Acts 17:5 f., who was the Apostle’s host at Thessalonica. Sosipater may be the same as Sopater (q.v. [Note: .v. quod vide, which see.] )-another form of the name-of Acts 20:4, who is said to have been a BerCEan. If these identifications are correct, we shall suppose that these men were visiting St. Paul at Corinth at the time of writing or had become missionary companions of the Apostle. We know that Sopater did accompany St. Paul afterwards on at least part of his return journey to Palestine. It is perhaps in favour of this theory that the salutations of Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater are sent with those of Timothy and not with those of the Corinthian Christians, Gaius, Erastus, Quartus (Acts 20:23), the personal greeting of the amanuensis being interposed (Acts 20:22). If we think the identification unlikely, we shall suppose Sosipater and the others to have been members of the church at Corinth. It is perhaps easier to believe that their salutations were meant for fellow-Christians at Ephesus than at Rome, but we must remember that in the Apostolic Church sympathy and even affection were possible between converts who were not personally acquainted. It is interesting but of little importance for our present purpose to know that the name Sosipater is found among the list of Thessalonian politarchs (CIG [Note: IG Corpus Inscrip. Graecarum.] ii. 1967).

T. B. Allworthy.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Sosipater
Kinsman of Paul, whose salutations were sent to Rome. Romans 16:21 .

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Sosipater
See SOPATER .

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Sosipater - (Σωσίπατρος, a Greek name)... Sosipater is one of three men, Lucius and Jason being the others, who send salutations in Romans 16:21 and are described by St. Sosipater may be the same as Sopater (q. It is perhaps in favour of this theory that the salutations of Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater are sent with those of Timothy and not with those of the Corinthian Christians, Gaius, Erastus, Quartus (Acts 20:23), the personal greeting of the amanuensis being interposed (Acts 20:22). If we think the identification unlikely, we shall suppose Sosipater and the others to have been members of the church at Corinth. It is interesting but of little importance for our present purpose to know that the name Sosipater is found among the list of Thessalonian politarchs (CIG [Note: IG Corpus Inscrip
Sopater - The father who saves, probably the same as Sosipater, a kinsman of Paul (Romans 16:21 ), a Christian of the city of Berea who accompanied Paul into Asia (Acts 20:4-6 )
Sopater - Some feel he is the same as “Sosipater” in Romans 16:21
Sopater - He is supposed to have been the kinsman of Paul called Sosipater in Romans 16:21
Martyrs of Corfu - They were converted in prison by Saint Jason and Saint Sosipater, who had been arrested for preaching the faith throughout the island
Sopater, Sosipater - SOPATER, Sosipater
Jason - Paul sends to his readers with greetings from Timothy, Lucius, and Sosipater, all of whom he describes as his ‘kinsmen,’ i
Berea - "... Sopater, or Sosipater, one of them, became Paul's missionary companion (Acts 20:4; Romans 16:21) in returning to Asia from his second visit to Europe, where he had been with him at Corinth
Sopater - If he was not a Jew he cannot be identified, as is sometimes suggested, with Sosipater (q
Names in New Testament - They are: ...
Ananias, Jehovah protects

Elizabeth, worshipper of God

Gabriel, strong man of God

Gamaliel, God recompenses

Heli, Jehovah is high

Jesus, Jehovah saves

John, gift of God

Matthias, gift of Jehovah

Michael, who is like God?

Nathanael, gift of God

Timothy, honoring God

Zachary, Jehovah remembers

Zebedee, gift of God
A large class of proper names for men and women is made up of adjectives denoting personal characteristics, such as ...
Andrew, manly

Asyncritus, incomparable

Bernice, victorious

Clement (Latin), kind

Eunice, victorious

Pudens, modest

Timon (Hebrew), honorable

Zacheus, pure
Names of things, and words referring to trades or avocations were taken as proper names: ...
Andronicus, conqueror

Anna, grace

Caiphas, oppressor

Judas, praise

Malchus, ruler

Manahen, comforter

Mary (Hebrew), bitter sea

Philip, lover of horses

Prochorus, leader of a chorus

Salome, peace

Tyrannus, tyrant
Some names seem to have been suggested by particular circumstances: ...
Cleophas, of an illustrious father

Joseph, whom the Lord adds

Mnason, he who remembers

Onesiphorus, bringer of profit

Philologus, lover of words

Sosipater, saviour of his father
Names of animals and plants are not frequent, the only example being ...
Damaris, heifer

Dorcas and Tabitha, gazelle

Susanna, lily

Rhode, rosebush
Names derived from numbers are ...
Quartus, fourth

Tertius and Tertullus, third
Names without Christian significance and probably derived from pagan mythology are: ...
Apollo, contracted form, of Apollonios, belonging to Apollo

Apollyon

Diotrephes, nourished by Jupiter

Epaphroditus, beautiful

Hermes

Hermogenes

Phebe, shining
"Bar" in a name means "son of," e
New Testament, Names in - They are: ...
Ananias, Jehovah protects

Elizabeth, worshipper of God

Gabriel, strong man of God

Gamaliel, God recompenses

Heli, Jehovah is high

Jesus, Jehovah saves

John, gift of God

Matthias, gift of Jehovah

Michael, who is like God?

Nathanael, gift of God

Timothy, honoring God

Zachary, Jehovah remembers

Zebedee, gift of God
A large class of proper names for men and women is made up of adjectives denoting personal characteristics, such as ...
Andrew, manly

Asyncritus, incomparable

Bernice, victorious

Clement (Latin), kind

Eunice, victorious

Pudens, modest

Timon (Hebrew), honorable

Zacheus, pure
Names of things, and words referring to trades or avocations were taken as proper names: ...
Andronicus, conqueror

Anna, grace

Caiphas, oppressor

Judas, praise

Malchus, ruler

Manahen, comforter

Mary (Hebrew), bitter sea

Philip, lover of horses

Prochorus, leader of a chorus

Salome, peace

Tyrannus, tyrant
Some names seem to have been suggested by particular circumstances: ...
Cleophas, of an illustrious father

Joseph, whom the Lord adds

Mnason, he who remembers

Onesiphorus, bringer of profit

Philologus, lover of words

Sosipater, saviour of his father
Names of animals and plants are not frequent, the only example being ...
Damaris, heifer

Dorcas and Tabitha, gazelle

Susanna, lily

Rhode, rosebush
Names derived from numbers are ...
Quartus, fourth

Tertius and Tertullus, third
Names without Christian significance and probably derived from pagan mythology are: ...
Apollo, contracted form, of Apollonios, belonging to Apollo

Apollyon

Diotrephes, nourished by Jupiter

Epaphroditus, beautiful

Hermes

Hermogenes

Phebe, shining
"Bar" in a name means "son of," e
Silas - ] , Sopater Acts 20:4 = Sosipater Romans 16:21 )
Ruler - The accuracy of Luke has been vindicated by the use of the term, for while classical authors use the terms poliarchos and politarchos of similar "rulers," the form used by Luke is supported by inscriptions discovered at Thessalonica, one of which mentions Sosipater, Secundus, and Gaius among the politarchs, names occurring as those of Paul's companions
Iconium - ... It is a mere legend that Sosipater (Romans 16:21) was the first and Terentius or Tertius (Romans 16:22) the second bishop of Iconium
Seventy (2) - ) as follows:—James (brother of the Lord), Timothy, Titus, Barnabas, Ananias, Stephen, Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Simon, Nicolas, Parmenas, Cleopas, Silas, Silvanus, Crescens, Epenetus, Andronicus, Amplias, Urbanus, Stachys, Apelles, Aristobulus, Narcissus, Herodion, Rufus, Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Hermas, Patrobas, Rhodion, Jason, Agabus, Linus, Gaius, Philologus, Olympas, Sosipater, Lucius, Tertius, Erastus, Phygellus, Hermogenes, Dermas, Quartus, Apollos, Cephas, Sosthenes, Epaphroditus, Caesar, Marcus, Joseph Barsabbas, Artemas, Clemens, Onesiphorus, Tychicus, Carpus, Euodius, Philemon, Zenas, Aquila, Priscas, Junias, Marcus (2), Aristarchus, Pudens, Trophimus, Lucas the Eunuch, Lazarus
Dionysius, Pseudo-Areopagita - The sixth to Sosipater teaches that labour is better spent in establishing truth than in confuting error
Romans Epistle to the - ... (3) Timothy and Sosipater (Romans 16:21) were with St
Romans, Epistle to the - Sosipater, whose name also appears there, may he identified with the Sopater mentioned in Acts 20:4