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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Nic'olas. (victor of the people). Acts 6:5. A native of Antioch. And a proselyte to the Jewish faith. When the church was still confined to Jerusalem, he became a convert, and being a man of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and of wisdom, he was chosen by the whole multitude of the disciples, to be one of the first seven deacons, and was ordained by the apostles. There is no reason, except the simplicity of name, for identifying Nicolas, with the sect of Nicolaitans, which our Lord denounces, for the traditions on the subject are of no value.
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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Nicolas'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​sbd/​n/nicolas.html. 1901.