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lu'-shi-us, lu'-shus (Loukios, Leukios): A Roman consul who is said (1 Maccabees 15:16;) to have written a letter to Ptolemy Euergetes securing to Simon the high priest and to the Jews the protection of Rome. As the praenomen only of the consul is given, there has been much discussion as to the person intended. The weight of probability has been assigned to Lucius Calpurnius Piso, who was one of the consuls in 139-138 B.C., the fact of his praenomen being Cneius and not Lucius being explained by an error in transcription and the fragmentary character of the documents. The authority of the Romans not being as yet thoroughly established in Asia, they were naturally anxious to form alliances with the kings of Egypt and with the Jews to keep Syria in check. The imperfections that are generally admitted in the transcription of the Roman letter are not such as in any serious degree to invalidate the authority of the narrative in 1 Maccabees.

J. Hutchison


(Loukios): This name is mentioned twice:

(1) In the church at Antioch which sent out Barnabas and Saul as its missionaries were several prophets and teachers, among whom was Lucius of Cyrene (Acts 13:1). He was probably one of those "men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Greeks also" (Acts 11:20). It has been suggested that he is the same as Luke, but this is merely conjecture.

(2) "Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my kinsmen" were among those who joined Paul in saluting the Christians in Rome (Romans 16:21). By "kinsmen" Paul means "Jews" (compare Romans 9:3; Romans 16:11, 21). This Lucius may have been the same person as (1), but, as we have no more information about either, we cannot determine this.

S. F. Hunter

3066. Loukios -- Lucius, the name of two Christians
... Lucius, the name of two Christians. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration:
Loukios Phonetic Spelling: (loo'-kee-os) Short Definition: Lucius Definition ...
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1058. Gallion -- Gallio, proconsul of Asia
... Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: Gallion Phonetic Spelling:
(gal-lee'-own) Short Definition: Gallio Definition: Gallio, Lucius Iunius Gallio ...
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... Chapter CXVIII. Lucius. Lucius, [2551 ... Miscellaneous propositions. Footnotes: [2551]
Lucius bishop of Samosata, at Alexandria 373, deposed 378. ...
/.../jerome and gennadius lives of illustrious men /chapter cxviii lucius.htm

Epistle Lvii. To Lucius the Bishop of Rome, Returned from ...
... Epistle LVII. To Lucius The Bishop of Rome, Returned from Banishment. ... 1. Cyprian,
with his colleagues, to Lucius his brother, greeting. ...
/.../cyprian/the epistles of cyprian/epistle lvii to lucius the.htm

Lucius Annæus Seneca
... Chapter XII. Lucius Annæus Seneca. Lucius Annæus Seneca [2395] of Cordova,
disciple of the Stoic Sotion [2396] and uncle of Lucan ...
/.../chapter xii lucius annaeus seneca.htm

How Lucius, King of Britain, Writing to Pope Eleutherus, Desired ...
... BOOK I CHAP. IV. How Lucius, king of Britain, writing to Pope Eleutherus,
desired to be made a Christian. In the year of our Lord ...
/.../bede/bedes ecclesiastical history of england/chap iv how lucius king.htm

Lucius of Thebaste Said: "I Declare My Judgment that Heretics...
... 73. Lucius of Thebaste said: "I declare my judgment that heretics� ... [1731] Thebaste
(Thebeste) in ecclesiastical province of Numidia. For Lucius, cp. ...
/.../writings in connection with the donatist controversy /chapter 38 73 lucius.htm

Lucius of Castra Galbæ Said: "Since the Lord Hath Said in his ...
... Book VI. Chapter 14. " 22. Lucius of Castra Galbæ said: "Since the Lord hath
said in His gospel� "22. ... Lucius as bishop occurs in Cypr. Epp. ...
/.../writings in connection with the donatist controversy /chapter 14 22 lucius.htm

Also Another Lucius of Membresa Said: "It is Written...
... 50. Also another Lucius of Membresa said: "It is written� "50. ... [1830] Membresa was
in ecclesiastical province of Zeugitana. For Lucius, see Bk. VI. ...
/.../writings in connection with the donatist controversy /chapter 26 50 also.htm

Likewise Another Lucius of Ausafa Said: "According to the Motion ...
... Book VII. Chapter 37. " 72. Likewise another Lucius of Ausafa said: "According
to the motion of my mind� "72. ... For Lucius, cp. Bk. VI. cc. ...
/.../chapter 37 72 likewise.htm

On the Overthrow of Petrus and the Introduction of Lucius the ...
... Book IV. Chapter XVIII."On the overthrow of Petrus and the introduction
of Lucius the Arian. No sooner had they seated him on ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of theodoret/chapter xviii on the overthrow of.htm

Epistle Lxxviii. The Reply to the Same of Lucius and the Rest of ...
... Epistle LXXVIII. The Reply to the Same of Lucius and the Rest of the Martyrs.
Argument."The Argument of the Present Letter Is, in ...
/.../cyprian/the epistles of cyprian/epistle lxxviii the reply to.htm

Smith's Bible Dictionary

  1. A kinsman or fellow tribesman of St. Paul, (Romans 16:21) by whom he is said by tradition to have been ordained bishop of the church of Cenchreae. He is thought by some to be the same with Lucius of Cyrene.
  2. 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. (Acts 13:1) Whether Lucius was one of the seventy disciples is quite a matter of conjecture; but it is highly probable that he formed one of the congregation to whom St. 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. (Acts 11:19,20)
ATS Bible Dictionary

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. He is supposed by some to be the same with the evangelist Luke; but of this there is no evidence.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
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.
Lucius (2 Occurrences)
... in North Africa. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. LUCIUS (1). lu'-shi-us ... in
1 Maccabees. J. Hutchison. LUCIUS (2). (Loukios): This name ...
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Cyrene (7 Occurrences)
... Among "the prophets and teachers" who "ministered to the Lord at Antioch" was Lucius
of Cyrene (13:1). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CYRENE. ...
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Sosipater (1 Occurrence)
... SOSIPATER. so-sip'-a-ter (Sosipatros): Sosipater unites with Lucius and Jason
in sending greetings to the Roman Christians (Romans 16:21). ...
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... sish'-i-on (Sikuon, Sukuon, Sukion): Mentioned in 1 Maccabees 15:23 in the list
of countries and cities to which Lucius the Roman consul (probably Lucius...
/s/sicyon.htm - 7k

... His name was originally Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus but after his adoption into
the Claudian gens by the emperor Claudius, he became Nero Claudius Caesar ...
/n/nero.htm - 41k

Lucre (5 Occurrences)

/l/lucre.htm - 9k

Cyrenian (3 Occurrences)
... Mark 15:21 and Luke 23:26 the King James Version) who was impressed to bear the
Lord's cross (Mark 15:21 the Revised Version, margin), and Lucius, a Christian ...
/c/cyrenian.htm - 8k

Cyrenians (2 Occurrences)
... Mark 15:21 and Luke 23:26 the King James Version) who was impressed to bear the
Lord's cross (Mark 15:21 the Revised Version, margin), and Lucius, a Christian ...
/c/cyrenians.htm - 7k

Kinsmen (74 Occurrences)
... (KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV). Romans 16:21 Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and
Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you. (KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV). ...
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Niger (1 Occurrence)
... Acts 13:1 Now in the assembly that was at Antioch there were some prophets and teachers:
Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen the ...
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Bible Concordance
Lucius (2 Occurrences)

Acts 13:1 Now in the assembly that was at Antioch there were some prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen the foster brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

Romans 16:21 Timothy, my fellow worker, greets you, as do Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater, my relatives.



Lucius: A Christian at Antioch

Lucius: A Relative of Paul

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