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(nih' coh luhss) Personal name meaning, “conqueror of people.” One of seven Hellenists “full of the Spirit and wisdom” chosen to administer food to the Greek-speaking widows of the Jerusalem church (Acts 6:5 ). Nicolas was a proselyte, that is, a Gentile convert to Judaism, from Antioch. Some Church Fathers connect Nicolas with the heretical sect of the Nicolaitans (Revelation 2:6 ,Revelation 2:6,2:15 ). The name, however, is common, and there is no other reason to associate this Nicolas with a sect active in Asia Minor.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Nicolas'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​n/nicolas.html. 1991.
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