Candace
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Candace

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ATS Bible Dictionary
Candace

The name of an Ethiopian queen, whose high treasurer was converted to Christianity under the preaching of Philip the evangelist, Acts 8:27. The Ethiopia over which she ruled was not Abyssinia, but that region of Upper Nubia called by the Greeks Meroe; and is supposed to correspond with the present province of Atbara, lying between thirteen and eighteen degrees north latitude. Extensive ruins found in this neighborhood, and along the upper valley of the Nile, indicate high civilization among the ancient Ethiopians. Pliny and Strabo inform us that for some time before and after the Christian era, Ethiopia Proper was under the government of female sovereigns, who all bore the appellation of Candace. Irenaeus and Eusebius ascribe to Candace's minister her own conversion to Christianity, and the promulgation of the gospel through her kingdom.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
The queen of the Ethiopians whose "eunuch" or chamberlain was converted to Christianity by the instrumentality of Philip the evangelist (Acts 8:27). The country which she ruled was called by the Greeks Meroe, in Upper Nubia. It was long the centre of commercial intercourse between Africa and the south of Asia, and hence became famous for its wealth (Isaiah 45:14).

It is somewhat singular that female sovereignty seems to have prevailed in Ethiopia, the name Candace (compare "Pharaoh, " "Ptolemy, " "Caesar") being a title common to several successive queens. It is probable that Judaism had taken root in Ethiopia at this time, and hence the visit of the queen's treasurer to Jerusalem to keep the feast. There is a tradition that Candace was herself converted to Christianity by her treasurer on his return, and that he became the apostle of Christianity in that whole region, carrying it also into Abyssinia. It is said that he also preached the gospel in Arabia Felix and in Ceylon, where he suffered martyrdom. (see PHILIP.)

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CANDACE

kan'-da-se (Kandake): Queen of the Ethiopians (Acts 8:27). Pliny states that the name Candace had already been borne for many years by the queens of Ethiopia (vi, 29). See ETHIOPIA. Her treasurer, "a eunuch of great authority," was baptized by Philip the Evangelist on his return from worshipping in Jerusalem.

Greek
2582. Kandake -- Candace, a queen of Ethiopia
... Candace, a queen of Ethiopia. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: Kandake
Phonetic Spelling: (kan-dak'-ay) Short Definition: Candace Definition ...
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The Conversion of the Ethiopian Eunuch.
... "Behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace, queen of
the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to ...
/.../dick/lectures on the acts of the apostles/lecture xi the conversion of.htm

A Meeting in the Desert
... And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority
under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/a meeting in the desert.htm

Philip, the Evangelist
... This man, who was the chamberlain or treasurer of Candace, Queen of the Ethiopians,
had heard somehow in his distant home, of the Jewish religion, and had ...
/.../milligan/men of the bible some lesser-known/philip the evangelist.htm

The Necessity of Faith for Justification
... When the treasurer of Queen Candace begged to be baptized, Philip the deacon said
to him: "If thou believest with all thy heart, thou mayest." The eunuch ...
/.../pohle/grace actual and habitual/section 1 the necessity of 2.htm

Against Marcionists and Manich├Žans.
... Even as the eunuch of Candace read, but until one came who instructed him in the
meaning of what he was reading he derived no great benefit from it. ...
/.../chrysostom/on the priesthood/against marcionists and manichaeans.htm

Philip and the Ethiopian
... and go south along the desert road from Jerusalem to Gaza." As he went on his way
he met an Ethiopian who had charge of the treasures of Candace, the queen of ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/philip and the ethiopian.htm

The Statement of the Apostle, that all Things are of the Father by ...
... Spirit. 41. Then, too, the Ethiopian eunuch of Queen Candace, when baptized
in Christ, obtained the fulness of the sacrament. And ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter iii the statement of.htm

By the Sacrifices of the Old Testament, Men were Convinced of Sins ...
... up for our sins." [396] The whole of this passage of prophecy is that famous one
in Isaiah which was expounded by Philip to the eunuch of Queen Candace, and he ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 54 by the sacrifices of.htm

Words of Counsel.
... said, "If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest." And they both went
down into the water; and the man of great authority under Candace, the queen of ...
/.../moody/the way to god and how to find it/chapter iv words of counsel.htm

Laymen Called to the Field of Missions.
... Again, the treasurer of Candace, Queen of Ethiopia, seems to have been converted
on his return home, not simply out of regard to his own personal salvation ...
/.../dibble/thoughts on missions/chapter v laymen called to.htm

Thesaurus
Candace (1 Occurrence)
... It is somewhat singular that female sovereignty seems to have prevailed in Ethiopia,
the name Candace (compare "Pharaoh, " "Ptolemy, " "Caesar") being a title ...
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Ethiopian (11 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Ethiopian eunuch. The chief officer or prime minister
of state of Candace (qv), queen of Ethiopia. He was ...
/e/ethiopian.htm - 18k

Can'dace (1 Occurrence)
Can'dace. Candace, Can'dace. Candle . Multi-Version Concordance Can'dace
(1 Occurrence). ... Candace, Can'dace. Candle . Reference Bible.
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Treasurer (6 Occurrences)
... Gaza is of Persian origin, meaning "treasure." Found only once in Acts 8:27 concerning
the Ethiopian "who was over all her (Queen Candace's) treasure." In the ...
/t/treasurer.htm - 17k

Queen (59 Occurrences)
... New Testament we read of the "queen of the south", ie, Southern Arabia, Sheba (Matthew
12:42; Luke 11:31) and the "queen of the Ethiopians" (Acts 8:27), Candace...
/q/queen.htm - 44k

Eunuch (20 Occurrences)
... e-thi-o'-pi-an u'-nuk eunouchos: A man who occupied a leading position as treasurer
at the court of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, and who was converted and ...
/e/eunuch.htm - 22k

Treasure (66 Occurrences)
... Gaza is of Persian origin, meaning "treasure." Found only once in Acts 8:27 concerning
the Ethiopian "who was over all her (Queen Candace's) treasure." In the ...
/t/treasure.htm - 36k

Treasury (25 Occurrences)
... Gaza is of Persian origin, meaning "treasure." Found only once in Acts 8:27 concerning
the Ethiopian "who was over all her (Queen Candace's) treasure." In the ...
/t/treasury.htm - 27k

Philip (37 Occurrences)
... desert." As he travelled along this road he was overtaken by a chariot in which
sat a man of Ethiopia, the eunuch or chief officer of Queen Candace, who was at ...
/p/philip.htm - 32k

Ethiopia (26 Occurrences)
... Many secular monuments speak of the high honor paid to women in Ethiopia., and Candace
(Acts 8:27) seems certainly to have been an official or dynastic name ...
/e/ethiopia.htm - 45k

Bible Concordance
Candace (1 Occurrence)

Acts 8:27 He arose and went; and behold, there was a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was over all her treasure, who had come to Jerusalem to worship.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

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Candace

Candace or Candace

Candace: Queen of Ethiopia

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