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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1681 - Ἐλύμας
Elymas = "a wise man"
- the Arabic name of the Jewish magnus or sorcerer Barjesus, Act 13:6
Ἐλύμας , -α , ὁ
(< Aram. or Arab., cf. DB, i, 246 b),
Elymas: Acts 13:8.†
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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).
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