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Holman Bible Dictionary

Sceva

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(sscee' vuh) Jewish “high priest” in Ephesus with seven sons who tried unsuccessfully to exorcise demons in Jesus' name as Paul had done (Acts 19:14 ). The evil spirit jumped on them instead. No such Jewish high priest is known from other sources, particularly not one living in Ephesus. The title may be the result of a copyist or a title Sceva took upon himself to impress leaders of other religions in Ephesus.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Sceva'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/s/sceva.html. 1991.

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