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Definition of Sosthenes

Sosthenes Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
safe in strength, the chief ruler of the synagogue at Corinth, who was seized and beaten by the mob in the presence of Gallio, the Roman governor, when he refused to proceed against Paul at the instigation of the Jews (Acts 18:12-17). The motives of this assault against Sosthenes are not recorded, nor is it mentioned whether it was made by Greeks or Romans. Some identify him, but without sufficient grounds, with one whom Paul calls "Sosthenes our brother," a convert to the faith (1 Cor. 1:1).
Smith's Bible Dictionary

(saviour of his nation) was a Jew at Corinth who was seized and beaten in the presence of Gallio. See (Acts 18:12-17) (A.D. 49.)
  
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith. About
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
savior; strong; powerful
  
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About
Sosthenes Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Sosthenes (Greek, "safe in strength") was the chief ruler of the synagogue at Corinth, who, according to the New Testament, was seized and beaten by the mob in the presence of Gallio, the Roman governor, when he refused to proceed against Paul at the instigation of the Jews (Acts 18:12-17). The motives of this assault against Sosthenes are not recorded. Some manuscripts insert the mob was composed of "Greeks" others read "Jews". Both are interpolations, since the oldest manuscripts do not specify or identify the attacking group.

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