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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblical Literature

Sosthenes

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Sos´thenes, the chief of the synagogue at Corinth, when Paul was in that city on his second journey into Greece (). He was seized and beaten by the people, before the judgment-seat of Gallio, on account of the tumult raised by the Jews against Paul, of which he seems to have been one of the leaders. He is supposed to have been afterwards converted to Christianity, as a Sosthenes is mentioned by Paul as 'a brother,' and coupled with himself in . This identity is, however, a pure conjecture, and not remarkably probable; but apart from it, we know nothing of this second Sosthenes. Eusebius makes him one of the seventy disciples, and later tradition describes him as bishop of Kolophon.

 

 

 

 

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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Sosthenes'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblical Literature". https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/kbe/s/sosthenes.html.

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