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Strong's #1681 - Ἐλύμας

of foreign origin
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
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Elymas = "a wise man"
  1. the Arabic name of the Jewish magnus or sorcerer Barjesus, Act 13:6
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Thayer's Expanded Definition

Ἐλύμας, (Buttmann, 20 (18)), Elymas, an appellative name which Luke interprets as μάγος — derived either, as is commonly supposed, from the Arabic (elymon), i. e. wise; or, according to the more probable opinion of Delitzsch (Zeitschrift f. d. Luth. Theol. 1877, p. 7), from the Aramaic אְלִימָא powerful: Acts 13:8. (BB. DD., under the word.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

Ἐλύμας , -α ,

(< Aram. or Arab., cf. DB, i, 246 b),

Elymas: Acts 13:8.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For this proper name (Acts 13:8) which cannot be regarded as an interpretation of Bar-Jesus, Blass (Comm. ad l.) proposes to read Ἑτοιμᾶς, ";Son of the Ready,"; in accordance with D *. But Burkitt (JTS iv. p. 127 ff.) has pointed out that ";no variation in spelling can make Bar-J’esus mean ‘ready’,"; and ingeniously conjectures that the reading should be ὁ λοιμός, ";the pestilent fellow,"; Bar-Jesus being then popularly interpreted as Bar Yeshu’ (בר ישוע).


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
Ελυμας Ἐλύμας Elumas Elymas Elýmas
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