Holman Bible Dictionary
(ssihn' tih chee) Personal name meaning, “pleasant acquaintance” or “good luck.” Woman in the church at Philippi addressed by Paul concerning an argument with Euodia (Philippians 4:2 ).
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
SYNTYCHE . A Christian, perhaps a deaconess, at Philippi ( Philippians 4:2 ); see art. Euodia.
A. J. Maclean.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament
Syntyche was a Christian lady of Philippi who seems to have held a prominent place in the Church, and who, at the date of the Apostle’s letter to the Philippians, had a difference of opinion with another lady called Euodia (q.v. [Note: .v. quod vide, which see.] ). St. Paul exhorts them ‘to be of the same mind in the Lord’ (Philippians 4:2). It is impossible to form any certain conclusions regarding the nature of the controversy between the two women, who may have been deaconesses, but who were more likely prominent female members of the Church, of the type of Lydia of Acts 16:14-15. In fact, the conjecture has been put forward that one of them may have been Lydia herself, as ‘Lydia’ may not be a personal but a racial or geographical designation signifying ‘the Lydian’ or the native of the province of Lydia, where the city of Thyatira, to which she belonged, was situated. This cannot of course be verified. Nor can we say whether the difference between the two partook of the nature of a religious controversy or of a personal quarrel. Before this date both had rendered signal service to the cause of the gospel in Philippi, and the Apostle adduces this as a reason why they should be helped towards a reconciliation. St. Paul expects that they will get help in their differences from one whom he describes as ‘Synzygus’ (Authorized Version ‘true yokefellow,’ but probably a proper name; cf. article Synzygus), probably a prominent official of the church of Philippi. The names of both Euodia and Syntyche are found frequently, and there is no reason for supposing them to be allegorical names for Jewish and Gentile Christianity, as is done so arbitrarily by the Tübingen school.
W. F. Boyd.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Fortunate; affable, a female member of the church at Philippi, whom Paul beseeches to be of one mind with Euodias (Philippians 4:2,3 ).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Morrish Bible Dictionary
A believing woman at Philippi whom Paul exhorted along with Euodias to be of the same mind. Philippians 4:2 .
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Philippians 4:2,3 , women eminent for virtue and good works in the church at Philippi. Paul exhorts them to persevere, or rather, to act harmoniously together in their Christian labors, as all should do who are "in the Lord."
- A female leader in the church at Philippi whose disagreement with Syntyche
concerned Paul (Philippians 4:2-3 ). Euodia and Syntyche
were perhaps deacons or else hostesses of house churches that met in their respective homes
- A Christian woman at Philippi who is exhorted with Syntyche
to be "of the same mind in the Lord
- See Philippians 4:2-3, "I beseech Euodia, and beseech Syntyche
(he beseeches each separately), that they be of the same mind in the Lord. cooperate with, or as Alford, help toward the reconciliation of, Euodia and Syntyche
) inasmuch as they labored with me in the gospel. Euodia and Syntyche
were two of "the women who resorted to the river side, where prayer was wont to be made
- Paul beseeches her and Syntyche
to be reconciled; perhaps they were deaconesses at Philippi
- He exhorts her to be of one mind with Syntyche
(Philippians 4:2 )
- She and another church member, Syntyche
, were quarreling with one another, and Paul urged them to resolve their differences
was a Christian lady of Philippi who seems to have held a prominent place in the Church, and who, at the date of the Apostle’s letter to the Philippians, had a difference of opinion with another lady called Euodia (q. The names of both Euodia and Syntyche
are found frequently, and there is no reason for supposing them to be allegorical names for Jewish and Gentile Christianity, as is done so arbitrarily by the Tübingen school
Euodia was a woman, prominent in the Church of Philippi, who had a difference of opinion with Syntyche
(q. The theory of Baur and the Tübingen school that Euodia and Syntyche
are symbolical names for the Jewish and Gentile tendencies in the early Church is untenable, and has fallen into disrepute
- Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians, and unless we identify her with Euodia or Syntyche
, she had probably left the city when the Apostle wrote; for a conjecture of Renan’s, see art
- If μετὰ καὶ Κλήμεντος is connected with συλλαμβάνου, Clement was urged to help in the work of reconciling Euodia and Syntyche
- (Σύνζυγος, erroneously in Textus Receptus σύζυγος, from συνζεύγνυμι, ‘fasten or yoke together’-‘yokefellow,’ ‘comrade,’ ‘consort,’ ‘partner,’ ‘colleague’)...
In the Epistle to the Philippians (4:3) the apostle Paul refers to a dispute that had arisen between two female members of the Church, Euodia and Syntyche
, and entreats one whom he describes as Synzygus (Authorized Version ‘true yokefellow’) to assist the women to come to a reconciliation
- Euodia and Syntyche
, Philippians 4:2; cf
B — 2: συλλαμβάνω (Strong's #4815 — Verb — sullambano — sool-lam-ban'-o ) "to assist, take part with" (sun, "with," and lambano), is used, in the Middle Voice, of rendering help in what others are doing, Luke 5:7 , of bringing in a catch of fish; in Philippians 4:3 , in an appeal to Synzygus ("yokefellow") to help Euodia and Syntyche
- to Titus (2 Corinthians 8:17), to Timothy (1 Timothy 1:3), to Euodia and Syntyche
(Philippians 4:2); or it was a message addressed to the congregations, generally in their meetings for edification, either verbal (Acts 13:15; Acts 20:2, 1 Corinthians 14:3) or epistolary (Acts 15:31 m
Philippians, the Epistle to the
- Also to express Christian sympathy, and to exhort to imitation of Christ in humility and lowly love, instead of existing dissensions, as between Euodias and Syntyche
(Philippians 4:2), and to warn against Judaizers
Philippians Epistle to the
Certain individuals are mentioned by name, especially two women-Euodia and Syntyche
(Philippians 4:2-3). ‘Euodia I beseech, and Syntyche
I beseech that they show practical agreement in the Lord. It is certainly curious that neither Lydia nor the jailer is mentioned, but the omission of their names is no ground for identifying the one with Euodia or Syntyche
or the other with Clement
- Two women, Euodias and Syntyche
( Philippians 4:2-3 ), were exhorted to end their conflict, for personal disagreements may be as damaging to the unity of the church as false doctrine
- The idea of Grotius that Euodia and Syntyche
mentioned in Philippians 4:2 were ‘widows’ can be neither proved nor disproved
- ); Euodia and Syntyche
, who were prominent church workers at Philippi (Philippians 4:2 f
- Paul calls Euodia and Syntyche
his fellow workers ( Philippians 4:2-3 ) and frequently praises women as co-laborers in ministry (Romans 16:6,12 )