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Dioscuri

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

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DIOSCURI (RVm [Note: Revised Version margin.] ), or The Twin Brothers (RV [Note: Revised Version.] ), or Castor and Pollux (AV [Note: Authorized Version.] ). The sign or figurehead of the Alexandrian ship in which St. Paul sailed from Malta ( Acts 28:11 ), perhaps one of those employed to bring corn to Rome. The Twins ( Gemini ) were the protectors of sailors; in mythology they were sons of Zeus and Leda, and were placed in the sky as a constellation for their brotherly love.

A. J. Maclean.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Dioscuri'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hdb/​d/dioscuri.html. 1909.
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