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Definition of the noun Elymas

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Elymas is a genus of Reduviidae, described by Distant in 1909.


Who is Elymas?

Elymas, also known as Bar-Jesus, is a Jewish person in the Acts of the Apostles, chapter 13, in the New Testament. Acts of the Apostles calls him a magus, which the King James Bible here translates as "sorcerer". He is represented as opposing the disciple Paul of Tarsus, who is called at this point for the first time with his Roman name, and Barnabas in the city of Paphos on Cyprus, when Sergius Paulus, the Roman Proconsul, wishes to hear Paul and Barnabas speak about Jesus. Because of this opposition, Paul claims that God had decided to make him temporarily blind. A cloud of darkness immediately begins blocking his sight; after this Sergius Paulus is converted to Christianity.

  • also known as 以呂馬

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Google previewLlewellyn's Complete Book of Names for Pagans, Wiccans, Witches, Druids, Heathens, Mages, Shamans & Independent Thinkers of All Sorts who are Curious about Names from Every Place and Every Time (2011)

by K. M. Sheard

Elymas ♂ In the New Testament, Elymas is the name ofa sorcerer who was allegedly struck blind by Paul of ...

Google previewDictionary of the Apostolic Church (1922)

by James Hastings, John Alexander Selbi, John Chisholm Lambert

Elymas is the man's Greek name. It is the Greek form of an Arab word alim meaning “wise,' and 6 podyos ('the sorcerer,' AV and RV) is its translation. From the Jewish point of view the encounter was between Saul the Jewish teacher and ...

Google previewChristian Nation (1902)

"righteousness Exalteth a Nation".

"Elymas the sorcerer." — Elymas is an Arabic word, which signifies wise, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary Of The Bible (1995)

by John L. Mckenzie

also called Elymas; a Jewish magician and false prophet of Cyprus* attached to the court of the governor Sergius Paulus*. When the governor asked Barnabas* and Paul* to ...

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Scrabble value of E1L1Y4M3A1S1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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