the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26
Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #5546 - Χριστιανός
- Christian, a follower of Christ
Christian, Acts 11:26, Acts 26:28; , etc. Adv. -νῶς, ζῆν Porph. ap. Eus. PE 6.19.
Χριστιανός (cf. Lightfoot on Philip., p. 16 note), Χριστιανου, ὁ (Χριστός), a Christian, a follower of Christ: Acts 11:26; Acts 26:28; 1 Peter 4:16. The name was first given to the worshippers of Jesus by the Gentiles, but from the second century (Justin Martyr (e. g. Apology 1, 4, p. 55 a.; dialog contra Trypho, § 35; cf. 'Teaching etc. 12, 4 [ET])) onward accepted by them as a title of honor. CL Lipsius, Ueber Ursprung u. ältesten Gebrauch des Christennamens. 4to, pp. 20, Jen. 1873. (CL Sophocles' Lexicon, under the word, 2; Farrar in Alex.'s Kitto, under the word; on the 'Titles of Believers in the N. T.' see Westcott, Epistles of St. John, p. 125f; cf. Dict. of Chris. Antiqq., under the word 'Faithful'.)
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(D, Χρεισ -; on the form Χρησ -, v. Bl., § 3, 6; 27, 4 on the ending, -ανος , v. Bl., ll. c.; Deiss., LAE, 382), -οῦ ὁ ,
a Christian, the name first given to the disciples by pagan gentiles at Antioch: Acts 11:26; Acts 26:28, 1 Peter 4:16 (v. reff. in Thayer, s.v.; also DB, i, 384).†
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