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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
(1) This is the common opinion, and many identify him with a certain Tyrannus, a sophist, mentioned by Suidas. Paul would thus appear to be one of the traveling rhetors of the time, who had hired such a hall to proclaim his own peculiar philosophy (Ramsay, St. Paul the Traveler , 246,271).
(2) Meyer thinks that as the apostle had not passed wholly to the Gentiles, and Jews still flocked to hear him, and also that as Tyrannus is not spoken of as a proselyte (
(3) Another view (Overbeck) is that the expression was the standing name of the place after the original owner.
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Tyrannus'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/t/tyrannus.html. 1915.