Places Study on Cyrene

Places Study on Cyrene

Matthew 27: And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.
Acts 2: Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,
Acts 11: And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus.
Acts 13: Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

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Holman Bible Dictionary - Cyrene
(ci ree' nee) The home of a certain Simon who was compelled to carry Jesus' cross to the place of crucifixion (Matthew 27:32 ). Located in northern Africa, it was the capital city of the Roman district of Cyrenaica during the New Testament era. Cyrenaica and Crete formed one province. Simon of Cyrene may have belonged to the rather large population of Greek-speaking Jews who resided in the city during the first part of the first century A.D. See Simon of Cyrene.



Easton's Bible Dictionary - Cyrene
A city (now Tripoli) in Upper Libya, North Africa, founded by a colony of Greeks (B.C. 630). It contained latterly a large number of Jews, who were introduced into the city by Ptolemy, the son of Lagus, because he thought they would contribute to the security of the place. They increased in number and influence; and we are thus prepared for the frequent references to them in connection with the early history of Christianity. Simon, who bore our Lord's cross, was a native of this place (Matthew 27:32 ; Mark 15:21 ). Jews from Cyrene were in Jerusalem at Pentecost (Acts 2:10 ); and Cyrenian Jews had a synagogue at Jerusalem (6:9). Converts belonging to Cyrene contributed to the formation of the first Gentile church at Antioch (11:20). Among "the prophets and teachers" who "ministered to the Lord at Antioch" was Lucius of Cyrene (13:1).

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Lucius of Cyrene
Mentioned with Barnabas, Simeon Niger, Manaen, and Saul, among the prophets and teachers of the church at Antioch (Acts 13:1). He probably was one of the "men of Cyrene" who heard the tongues and then Peter's Pentecostal sermon (Acts 2:10), and of the "men of Cyrene" who when "scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen" went to Antioch, "preaching the Lord Jesus" (Acts 11:19-20). A distinct name from Luke, = Lucas, = Lucanus.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Cyrene
CYRENE . Capital of Libya (Tripoli) in N. Africa ( Acts 2:10 ), the home of numerous Jews who with the ‘Libertines’ (freedmen from Rome?) and Alexandrians had a synagogue of their own at Jerusalem ( Acts 6:9 ). Many of these became Christians, as Simon and his sons (doubtless), Mark 15:21 ; Lucius, Acts 13:1 ; and those in Acts 11:20 who preached to the ‘Greeks’ ( v.l. ‘Hellenists’).

A. J. Maclean.

Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Cyrene
CYRENE (Κυρήνη) was a Greek settlement on the north coast of Africa, in the district now called Benghazi or Barca, which forms the E. part of the modern province of Tripoli. It was founded b.c. 632. It was the chief member of a confederacy of five neighbouring cities; hence the district was called either Pentapolis or Cyrenaica. Under the first Ptolemy it became a dependency of Egypt; was left to Rome by the will of Ptolemy Apion, b.c. 96; was soon after formed into a province, and later, perhaps not till 27, united with Crete, with which under the Empire it formed a senatorial province, under an expraetor with the title of proconsul. It was noted for its fertility and for its commerce, which, however, declined after the foundation of Alexandria. It produced many distinguished men, such as the philosophers Aristippus and Carneades, the poet Callimachus, and the Christian orator and bishop Synesius.

Jews were very numerous and influential there. The first Ptolemy, ‘wishing to secure the government of Cyrene and the other cities of Libya for himself, sent a party of Jews to inhabit them’ (Josephus, circa (about) Apion. ii. 4). Cyrenian Jews are mentioned in 1 Maccabees 15:23, 2 Maccabees 2:23 (Jason of Cyrene). According to Strabo (ap. Josephus Ant. xiv. vii. 2), the inhabitants of Cyrene were divided into four classes—citizens, husbandmen (i.e. native Libyans), sojourners (μέτοικοι), and Jews. The Jews enjoyed equality of civil rights (Ant. xvi. vi. 1, 5). An inscription at Berenice, one of the cities of Cyrenaica, of prob. b.c. 13, shows that the Jews there formed a civic community (πολίτευμα) of their own, under nine rulers (CIG [Note: IG Corpus Inscriptionum Graecarum.] iii. 5361). The Cyrenian Jews were very turbulent; Lucullus had to suppress a disturbance raised by them (Strabo, l.c.); there was a rising there at the close of the Jewish war, a.d. 70 (Josephus BJ vii. xi.; Vita, 76); and a terrible internecine war between them and their Gentile neighbours, under Trajan (Dio Cass. lxviii. 32; Euseb. Historia Ecclesiastica iv. 2).

Simon of Cyrene (the father of Alexander and Rufus [wh. see]), who was impressed to bear our Lord’s cross (Matthew 27:32, Mark 15:21, Luke 23:26), was doubtless one of these Jewish settlers. Other NT references to Cyrenian Jews are: Acts 2:10 (at Pentecost), 6:9 (members of special synagogue at Jerusalem, opposing Stephen), 11:20 (preaching at Antioch to Greeks [or Hellenists]), 13:1 (Lucius of Cyrene, probably one of these preachers, a prophet or teacher at Antioch).

Literature.—Rawlinson’s Herodotus, iii. p. 130 ff.; Smith, Dict. of Greek and Roman Geography; Schürer, HJP [Note: JP History of the Jewish People.] i. ii. 283, ii. ii. 230 f., 245 f.; Marquardt, Romische Staatsverwaltung (1881), i. 458 ff.; art. ‘Diaspora’ (by Schürer) in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible, Extra Vol. p. 96b.

Harold Smith.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Cyrene
A wall; coldness; the floor
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Cyrene
was a city of Lybia in Africa, which, as it was the principal city of that province, gave to it the name of Cyrenaica. This city was once so powerful as to contend with Carthage for preeminence. In profane writers, it is mentioned as the birthplace of Eratosthenes the mathematician, and Callimachus the poet; and in holy writ, of Simon, whom the Jews compelled to bear our Saviour's cross, Matthew 27:32 ; Luke 23:26 . At Cyrene resided many Jews, a great part of whom embraced the Christian religion; but others opposed it with much obstinacy. Among the most inveterate enemies of Christianity, Luke reckons those of this province, who had a synagogue at Jerusalem, and excited the people against St. Stephen, Acts 11:20 .

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Cyrene
A city and province of Libya, west of Egypt, between the Great Syrtis and the Mareotis, at present called Cairoan, in the province of Barca. It was sometimes called PENTAPOLIS, from the five principal cities that it contained-Cyrene, Apollonia, Arsinoe, Berenice, and Ptolemais. From hence came Simon the Cyrenian, father of Alexander and Rufus, on whom the Roman soldiers laid a part of our Savior's cross, Matthew 27:32 Luke 23:26 . There were many Jews in the province of Cyrene, a great part of whom embraced the Christian religion, though others opposed it with much obstinacy, Acts 6:9 11:20 13:1 .

1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Simon of Cyrene
A resident of Cyrene in Libya, the father of Alexander and Rufus; he was forced to carry the Cross of Our Saviour for part of the journey to Calvary (Matthew 27; Mark 15).

Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Cyrene
Cyrene was a Mediterranean port on the north coast of Africa. It was one of the many places in northern Africa where Jewish people settled during the centuries leading up to the New Testament era. As in other places, they built synagogues and carried on the religious traditions of their forefathers (see DISPERSION).

Cyrenian - (ci ree' nih an) Citizen and/or resident of Cyrene. See Cyrene
Libya - Acts 2:10, "the parts of Libya about Cyrene;" not here the whole of Africa, but the province W. of Egypt, opposite Crete, including Cyrene, the Cyrenaica pentepolitana, containing the five cities Berenice, Arsinoe, Ptolemais, Apollonia, and Cyrene
Cyrenian - ) Pertaining to Cyrene, in Africa; Cyrenaic. ) A native or inhabitant of Cyrene. ) One of a school of philosophers, established at Cyrene by Aristippus, a disciple of Socrates
Lucius - Of Cyrene, a Christian teacher at Antioch (Acts 13:1 ), and Paul's kinsman (Romans 16:21 ). His name is Latin, but his birthplace seems to indicate that he was one of the Jews of Cyrene, in North Africa
Cyrenaic - ) Pertaining to Cyrenaica, an ancient country of northern Africa, and to Cyrene, its principal city; also, to a school of philosophy founded by Aristippus, a native of Cyrene
Lucius of Cyrene - He probably was one of the "men of Cyrene" who heard the tongues and then Peter's Pentecostal sermon (Acts 2:10), and of the "men of Cyrene" who when "scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen" went to Antioch, "preaching the Lord Jesus" (Acts 11:19-20)
Cyrene - Simon of Cyrene may have belonged to the rather large population of Greek-speaking Jews who resided in the city during the first part of the first century A. See Simon of Cyrene
Cyrene - Jews from Cyrene were in Jerusalem at Pentecost (Acts 2:10 ); and Cyrenian Jews had a synagogue at Jerusalem (6:9). Converts belonging to Cyrene contributed to the formation of the first Gentile church at Antioch (11:20). Among "the prophets and teachers" who "ministered to the Lord at Antioch" was Lucius of Cyrene (13:1)
lu'Cius - He is thought by some to be the same with Lucius of Cyrene. ... Lucius of Cyrene is first mentioned in the New Testament in company with Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Manaen and Saul, who are described as prophets and teachers of the church at Antioch. Peter preached on the day of Pentecost, (Acts 2:10 ) and there can hardly be a doubt that he was one of "the men of Cyrene" who, being "scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen," went to Antioch preaching the Lord Jesus
Libya - Cyrene was one of its five cities
Simon of Cyrene - A resident of Cyrene in Libya, the father of Alexander and Rufus; he was forced to carry the Cross of Our Saviour for part of the journey to Calvary (Matthew 27; Mark 15)
Cyrene - It was sometimes called PENTAPOLIS, from the five principal cities that it contained-Cyrene, Apollonia, Arsinoe, Berenice, and Ptolemais. There were many Jews in the province of Cyrene, a great part of whom embraced the Christian religion, though others opposed it with much obstinacy, Acts 6:9 11:20 13:1
Libya - by the Dorian colonists who founded Cyrene. ) came under the power of the Romans, who combined it with Crete to form a single province, Creta-Cyrene. Its original name was revived by Vespasian, who divided Cyrene into Libya Superior and Libya Inferior. Jews from ‘the parts of Libya about Cyrene’ (τὰ μέρη τῆς Λιβύης τῆς κατὰ Κυρήνην) were in Jerusalem at the time of the first Christian Pentecost (Acts 2:10)
Libya - It was called Pentapolitana Regio by Pliny, from its five chief cities, Berenice, Arsinoe, Ptolemais, Apollonia, and Cyrene; and Lybia Cyrenaica by Ptolemy, from Cyrene its capital. The city Cyrene, built by a Grecian colony, was the capital of this country, in which, and other parts, dwelt many Jews, who came up to Jerusalem at the feast of pentecost, together with those dispersed among other nations, and are called by St. Luke "dwellers in the parts of Libya about Cyrene," Acts 2:10
Niger - Some have conjectured that Simeon Niger was identical to Simon of Cyrene ( Mark 15:21 ). Acts 13:1 , however, only designates Lucius as a resident of Cyrene
Niger - ) Probably an African proselyte, because he is associated with Lucius of Cyrene in Africa
Quicksands - Modern translations take syrtis as a proper name for the great sandbars off the west coast of Cyrene (modern Libya)
Lucius - Prophet or teacher of Cyrene, one of those at Antioch who, after prayer and fasting, laid their hands on Barnabas and Paul and sent them on the first missionary journey
Alexander - (al ehx an' dehr) names five New Testament men including the son of Simon of Cyrene (Mark 15:21 ), a relative of Annas (Acts 4:6 ), a Jew of Ephesus (Acts 19:33 ), a false teacher (1 Timothy 1:19-20 ), and a coppersmith (2 Timothy 4:14 )
Lucius - Of Cyrene, mentioned Acts 13:1 , was on of the ministers and teachers of the Christian church at Antioch, and probably a kinsman of Paul, Romans 16:21
Cyrene - Cyrene (Κυρήνη) was a Greek settlement on the north coast of Africa, in the district now called Benghazi or Barca, which forms the E. The first Ptolemy, ‘wishing to secure the government of Cyrene and the other cities of Libya for himself, sent a party of Jews to inhabit them’ (Josephus, circa (about) Apion. Cyrenian Jews are mentioned in 1 Maccabees 15:23, 2 Maccabees 2:23 (Jason of Cyrene). 2), the inhabitants of Cyrene were divided into four classes—citizens, husbandmen (i. ... Simon of Cyrene (the father of Alexander and Rufus [wh. Other NT references to Cyrenian Jews are: Acts 2:10 (at Pentecost), 6:9 (members of special synagogue at Jerusalem, opposing Stephen), 11:20 (preaching at Antioch to Greeks [or Hellenists]), 13:1 (Lucius of Cyrene, probably one of these preachers, a prophet or teacher at Antioch)
Libya - Libyans from Cyrene were present at Pentecost (Acts 2)
Quicksands - It lies between Tripoli and Barca, and near Cyrene
Libya - The part adjoining Egypt was sometimes called Libya Marmarica; and that around Cyrene, Cyrenaica, from its chief city; or Pentapolitana, from its chief city; or Pentapolitana, from its five cities, Cyrene, Apollonia, Berenice, Arsinoe, and Ptolemais
Quicksands, the, - more properly THE SYRTIS , (Acts 27:17 ) the broad a deep bight on the north African coast between Carthage and Cyrene
Cyrene - Cyrene
Symeon ( Simeon) Called Niger - His sobriquet of ‘Niger’ has led some to suppose that he was African by descent and, if so, may have been one of those men of Cyprus and Cyrene by whom the Gentile Church at Antioch was founded (Acts 11:20)
Africa - (For additional New Testament references to Africa see ALEXANDRIA; Cyrene
Rufus - The brother of Alexander and son of Simon of Cyrene ( Mark 15:21 only)
Put - Put is generally identified with Libya, perhaps with the city of Cyrene
Quicksands - African coast between Carthage and Cyrene
Caster And Pollux - " At Cyrene in the region of Africa, adjoining Alexandria, they were especially worshipped
Lucius - Lucius of Cyrene was one of the prophets and teachers who presided in the Church at Antioch (Acts 13:1)
Lucius - Christian prophet and/or teacher from Cyrene who helped lead church at Antioch to set apart Saul and Barnabas for missionary service (Acts 13:1 )
Alexander - Son of Simon of Cyrene; like his brother Rufus, evidently a well-known man ( Mark 15:21 only)
Lucius - Of Cyrene, one of certain prophets and teachers at Antioch in Syria, mentioned in Acts 13:1 , to whom it was revealed that Paul and Barnabas should be separated for the work to which they had been called
Cyrene - At Cyrene resided many Jews, a great part of whom embraced the Christian religion; but others opposed it with much obstinacy
Simon - Simon of Cyrene, who was impressed to bear our Lord’s cross (Matthew 27:32 ||)
Alexander And Rufus - —The Synoptists all record that the Saviour’s cross was borne by one Simon of Cyrene. And if this is so, it tells us that not only the sons of Simon of Cyrene, but his wife also, were members of the Church. Mark wrote especially for the Romana; and if so, it is worth remarking that he alone of the Evangelists describes Simon of Cyrene as the “father of Alexander and Rufus” (15:21)
Jason - ... (2) Jason of Cyrene, author of the history of the Jews, persecuted under Antiochus Epiphanes and Eupator
Simeon - It has been supposed that this was the Simon of Cyrene who bore Christ's cross
Mark (2) - Mark introduces several Latin terms; he even substitutes Roman money for Greek, 12:42, which Luke does not, and notices that Simon of Cyrene was the father of Alexander and Rufus, 15:21, who probably were Christians in Rome
Kir - It has been identified with Kur , a river flowing into the Caspian Sea; with Cyropolis ; with the Syrian province of Cyrrhestica ; with Cyrene ; with Kurenia in Media; with Kuris , north of Aleppo; with Koa of Ezekiel 23:23 , which has been supposed to be the same as the Gutium of the Bab
Jason - Jason of Cyrene, an author, of whose history 2 Mac
Simon - ... ... A Jew of Cyrene, in North Africa, then a province of Libya. Possibly this Simon may have been one of the "men of Cyrene" who preached the word to the Greeks (Acts 11:20 )
Simon - A native of Cyrene who was forced to carry Jesus' cross to Golgotha (Mark 15:21 )
Greeks, Grecians - Were those to whom the men of Cyprus and Cyrene preached, Grecians or Greeks? In other words, were they Jews or Gentiles? The weight of MS authority is in favour of ‘Grecians,’ but it is held by many that internal evidence necessitates ‘Greeks
Dispersion - The three great sections of the dispersion at Christ's coming were the Babylonian, the Syrian, and the Egyptian (including Alexandria where the Grecian element was strongest, and with African offshoots, Cyrene and N. Lucius of Cyrene and Simeon Niger (the black) from N
Simon - The man of Cyrene who was compelled to bear our Saviour's cross
Grecians Greeks - Are we to read here ‘Grecians’ or ‘Greeks’? Were those to whom the men of Cyprus and Cyrene preached Jews or Gentiles, Grecians or Greeks? Internal evidence and the mass of manuscript authority seem to conflict. Why call attention to the fact that the men of Cyprus and Cyrene preached to Grecians when that had already been done? If the writer intends to refer to a new departure in missionary enterprise, the context seems to demand the reading ‘Greeks’ (cf
Grecians Greeks - Are we to read here ‘Grecians’ or ‘Greeks’? Were those to whom the men of Cyprus and Cyrene preached Jews or Gentiles, Grecians or Greeks? Internal evidence and the mass of manuscript authority seem to conflict. Why call attention to the fact that the men of Cyprus and Cyrene preached to Grecians when that had already been done? If the writer intends to refer to a new departure in missionary enterprise, the context seems to demand the reading ‘Greeks’ (cf
Posthumianus, of Aquitania - Detained between Africa and Cyrene by bad weather, he landed to explore the country, which was inhabited by a very primitive tribe, who, however, were Christians, and was hospitably entertained by a priest
Luke (Evangelist) - ) He has been identified, but without probability, with Lucius of Cyrene ( Acts 13:1 )
Simon - ) The fourth was a man from Cyrene in Africa who helped carry Jesus’ cross to the crucifixion site (Mark 15:21)
Hypatia, Lady in Alexandria - Synesius of Cyrene (afterwards bp
si'Mon - ... Simon of Cyrene, a Hellenistic Jew, born at Cyrene, on the north coast of Africa, who was present at Jerusalem at the time of the crucifixion of Jesus, either as an attendant at the feast, (Acts 2:10 ) or as one of the numerous settlers at Jerusalem from that place
Kir - The Septuagint,Vulgate, and Targum rendering "Cyrene" favor Keil
Simeon - Some have thought he might have been the man elsewhere called Simon of Cyrene, a place in North Africa (Mark 15:21)
Baal Zebub - Pliny is of opinion, that the name of Achor, the god invoked at Cyrene against flies, is derived from Accaron, or Ekron, where Baal-zebub was worshipped, and where he had a famous temple and oracle
Mac'Cabees, Books of - The writer himself distinctly indicates the source of his narrative--the five books of Jason of Cyrene, ch
Dispersion - From Egypt they spread along the coast of Africa to Cyrene (Acts 2:10 ) and to Ethiopia (8:27)
Antioch - The persecution that arose over Stephen resulted in Jewish believers scattering to Cyprus, Cyrene, and Antioch ( Acts 11:19 )
Pharaoh - He reigned twenty-five years, and was dethroned by his army after an unsuccessful expedition against Cyrene, as was foretold, Jeremiah 44:30
Libertines - Swete, The Appearances of our Lord after the Passion, 114) that only one synagogue is mentioned, that of the Libertines, and that the following names are simply descriptive of origin, the members of the synagogue being partly from Cyrene and Alexandria, partly from Cilicia and Proconsular Asia. 1, montibus Libystinis), would have been quite suitable for designating the towns lying westwards from Cyrene, had it been supported by good manuscript authority (cf
Alexander - The son of Simon of Cyrene, who bore the cross to Calvary (Mark 15:21), and the brother of Rufus
Adria - Paul’s experience is found in the life of Josephus, who relays that his ship foundered in the midst of the same sea (κατὰ μέσον τὸν Ἀδρίαν), and that he and some companions, saving themselves by swimming, were picked up by a vessel sailing from Cyrene to Puteoli (Vit
Crete - Under the Romans it became part of a double province Crete with Cyrene, under a governor with the title “proconsul,” who ruled the island and the opposite coast of North Africa from the Roman capital Gortyna
Repetitions - ... Its origin has been explained in three ways: (1) as a word related to βατταρίζω, and derived from Battus (Βάττος), the name of a Libyan stammerer said to be associated with the early history of Cyrene, or a wordy poet; (2) as an onomatopoetic word imitating the utterance of a stammerer (Grimm, H
Greece - Thus a portion of the Crimea, much of the west coast of Asia Minor, settlements in Cyrene, Sicily, Gaul, and Spain, and above all the southern half of Italy, were parts of Hellas in this wide sense
Pilgrim (2) - In estimating the rapid progress of the Christian faith, especially amongst the Dispersion, it must be remembered that many strangers, such as Simon of Cyrene (Luke 23:26), would be at the feast, and would carry away some knowledge to prepare their minds for the Apostolic message
Alexandrians - Page groups the Libertines in one place of worship, the men of Alexandria and Cyrene in a second, and those of Cilicia and Asia in a third
Cross - Jesus bore His own cross toward Golgotha outside the city (Hebrews 13:12; so Stephen, Acts 7:58), but sinking exhausted probably He was relieved, and it was transferred to Simon of Cyrene; prefigured in Isaac carrying the wood (Genesis 22:6; contrast Isaiah 9:6, "the government shall be upon His shoulder"
Galilee, Sea of - As Asia, Africa, and Europe respectively were represented at Christ's cross by the Jews, Simon of Cyrene, and the Romans respectively, so the Asiatic, African, and European fish in the sea of Galilee represent the various races of mankind gathered by the spiritual fishermen into the one gospel net
Cyrene - Cyrene was a Mediterranean port on the north coast of Africa
Black People And Biblical Perspectives - Simon of Cyrene, identified as an African, was considered heroic for helping Jesus carry the cross (Mark 15:21 )
Pharaoh - ... But his troops sent against Cyrene having been routed, the Egyptians, according to Herodotus, revolted and set up Amasis as king; then strangled Hophra, and raised Amasis to the throne
Maccabees - After these epistles follows the preface of the author to his history, which is an abridgment of a larger work, composed by one Jason, a Jew of Cyrene, who wrote in Greek the history of Judas Maccabaeus, and his brethren, and the wars against Antiochus Epiphanes, and Eupator his son
Alexander - Son of Simon of Cyrene (Mark 15:21)
Vespasian - As quaestor he was allotted to the province Crete and Cyrene. A further disturbance in Cyrene needs mention only
Mark, the Gospel According to - ... He names Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46), states that "Jesus would not suffer any to carry any vessel through the temple" (Mark 11:16), that Simon of Cyrene was father of Alexander and Rufus (Mark 15:21)
Simeon - Of Cyrene; attending the Passover "from the country, father of Alexander and Rufus" (known to Roman Christians, Romans 16:13, for whom Mark wrote); impressed to bear after Christ the cross to Golgotha, when the Lord Himself had sunk under it (John 19:17; Mark 15:21; Luke 23:26)
Docetism - 24) Christ or Nous is not distinguished from Jesus but is said to be an incorporeal power who transfigured Himself as He willed; that He appeared on earth as man and worked miracles but that He did not suffer; that it was Simon of Cyrene who being transfigured into the form of Jesus was crucified while Jesus Himself in the form of Simon standing by laughed at His persecutors and then incapable of being held by them ascended up to Him Who had sent Him invisible to them all
Epicureans - -Passing by the idealism of Plato and Aristotle, Epicurus had recourse to the doctrine of Aristippus of Cyrene, who taught that ‘pleasure’ is the supreme good and ‘pain’ the sole evil
Prophecy Prophet Prophetess - Prophets are mentioned in the Acts-Agabus (Acts 11:28; Acts 21:10), Symeon Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, in addition to Barnabas and Saul (Acts 13:1), and Judas and Silas (Acts 15:32)
Apocrypha - It is based upon five volumes written by Jason of Cyrene, about which volumes nothing is known
Crucifixion - The soldiers relieved Him of His burden, and, impressing Simon of Cyrene, laid it on his shoulders
Apocrypha - Second Maccabees is an abridgment of a five-volume work by Jason of Cyrene ( 2Ma 2:23 )
Dispersion - The names of Barnabas of Cyprus, Philip of Caesarea, Lucius of Cyrene, Timothy of Lystra, Jason of Thessalonica, Sopater of Berœa, Crispus of Corinth, Aquila of Pontus, illustrate how largely the Church’s assets consisted of Jews settled abroad
Dispersion - The names of Barnabas of Cyprus, Philip of Caesarea, Lucius of Cyrene, Timothy of Lystra, Jason of Thessalonica, Sopater of Berœa, Crispus of Corinth, Aquila of Pontus, illustrate how largely the Church’s assets consisted of Jews settled abroad
Roman Law in the nt - The senatorial provinces mentioned in the NT are: Macedonia (senatorial after the time of Claudius); Achaia; Asia (the western part of Asia Minor); Bithynia-Pontus, a united province in NT times (part of ancient Pontus was joined to Galatia, part given to the Polemonian kingdom; see below, c); Cyprus (see above); Crete-Cyrene, a joint province
Paul - Meantime at Antioch the gospel was preached to Gentile "Greeks" (Hellenas in the Alexandrinus manuscript, not "Grecians," Acts 11:20) by men of Cyprus and Cyrene scattered abroad at the persecution of Stephen; Barnabas went down then from Jerusalem, and glad in seeing this special grace of God, "exhorted them that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord
Physician - ... The chief centres of medicine were Cyrene, Crotona, Cnidos, and Cos-the last the home of the dogmatists
Hellenism - This is the beginning of the Gentile mission: the nameless men from Cyprus and Cyrene who are mentioned here are the forerunners of St
Egypt - This king, although he made alliances with Crœsus of Lydia, Polycrates of Samos, and Battus of Cyrene during a reign of 46 years, devoted himself to promoting the internal prosperity of Egypt