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Strong's #4988 - Σωσθένης

from the base of (G4982) and that of (G4599)
Parts of Speech
proper masculine noun
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Sosthenes = "saviour of his nation"
  1. a Jew at Corinth who was seized and beaten in the presence of Gallio
  2. a certain Christian associate of Paul
Frequency Lists
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ASV (2)
Acts 1
1 Corinthians 1
BSB (2)
Acts 1
1 Corinthians 1
CSB (2)
Acts 1
1 Corinthians 1
ESV (2)
Acts 1
1 Corinthians 1
KJV (2)
Acts 1
1 Corinthians 1
LEB (0)
The Lexham English Bible
did not use
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LSB (2)
Acts 1
1 Corinthians 1
N95 (2)
Acts 1
1 Corinthians 1
NAS (2)
Acts 1
1 Corinthians 1
NLT (2)
Acts 1
1 Corinthians 1
WEB (2)
Acts 1
1 Corinthians 1
YLT (2)
Acts 1
1 Corinthians 1
Thayer's Expanded Definition

Σωσθένης, Σωσθενου, , Sosthenes;

1. the ruler of the Jewish synagogue at Corinth, and an opponent of Christianity: Acts 18:17.

2. a certain Christian, an associate of the apostle Paul: 1 Corinthians 1:1. The name was a common one among the Greeks.

Thayer's Expanded Greek Definition, Electronic Database.
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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

Σωσθένης , -ου , ,


(a) a Jewish ruler: Acts 18:7;

(b) a Christian: 1 Corinthians 1:1.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For the ordinary sense ";bear,"; ";give birth to,"; cf. P Oxy IV. 744.9 (B.C. 1) (= Selections, p. 33) ἐὰν πολλαπολλῶν τέκῃς. . ., ";if—good luck to you!—you bear children . . .,"; BGU I. 261.5 (ii/iii A.D.) ἐὰν Ἡροὶς τέκῃ εὐχόμεθα ἐλθεῖν πρός σε, P Oxy VII. 1069.21 (iii/A.D.) ἐὰν γὰρ τέκῃ ἡ Ταμοῦν, ἀνάγκασον αὐτὴν τὸ βρέφος φειλοπονῆσε (l. φιλοπονῆσαι), ";if Tamun bear a child, make her be assiduous with it"; (Ed.), ib. VIII. 1151.12 (Christian amulet—v/A.D.?) ἐξελοῦ τὴν δούλην σου Ἰωαννίαν, ἣν ἔτεκεν Ἀναστασία. . . ἀπὸ παντὸς κακοῦ, ";deliver from every evil thy servant Joannia whom Anastasia bare,"; and similarly.30. See also BGU II. 665ii. 14 (i/A.D.) ἵνα ᾧδε καταφθάσῃ τεκεῖν τὸ ἀνανκαῖον καὶ διὰ τὸ σὸν ο ̣̔̓ψώνι [ο ]ν.

The present participle ἡ τίκτουσα in Galatians 4:27 LXX denotes a continuous relationship, practically equivalent to ἡ μήτηρ, see Proleg. p. 127; for the future middle τέξομαι in active sense (cf. Matthew 1:23), see ib. p. 155; and for the late 1st aor. pass. ἐτέχθην (for Att. ἐγενόμην) in Matthew 2:2, Luke 2:11, see Blass Gr. p. 44.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
Σωσθενην Σωσθένην Σωσθενης Σωσθένης Sosthenen Sosthénen Sōsthenēn Sōsthénēn Sosthenes Sosthénes Sōsthenēs Sōsthénēs
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