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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

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Smith's Bible Dictionary

(victor of the people), (Acts 6:5) a native of Antioch and a proselyte to the Jewish faith. When the church was still confined to Jerusalem, he became a convert and being a man of honest report full of the Holy Ghost and of wisdom, he was chosen by the whole multitude of the disciples to be one of the first seven deacons, and was ordained by the apostles. There is no reason except the simplicity of name for identifying Nicolas with the sect of Nicolaitans which our Lord denounces, for the traditions on the subject are of no value.

ATS Bible Dictionary

A proselyte of Antioch, that is, one converted from paganism to the religion of the Jews. He afterwards embraced Christianity, and was among the most zealous of the first Christians; so that he was chosen one of the first seven deacons of the church at Jerusalem, Acts 6:5.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
The victory of the people, a proselyte of Antioch, one of the seven deacons (Acts 6:5).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

nik-o-la'-us (English Versions of the Bible), nik'-o-las (Nikolaos): One of "the seven" chosen to have the oversight of "the daily ministration" to the poor of the church in Jerusalem (Acts 6:5). He is called "a proselyte of Antioch"; the other 6 were therefore probably Jews by birth. This is the first recorded case of the admission of a proselyte into office in the Christian church. Some of the church Fathers (Irenaeus, Hippolytus, Pseudo-Tertullian) state that he was the founder of the sect called NICOLAITANS (which see) (Revelation 2:15). Other Fathers seem to suggest that this was a vain claim made by this sect in seeking apostolic authority for their opinions. It may be that the opinions of this sect were an antinomian exaggeration of the preaching of Nicolaus.

S. F. Hunter

3532. Nikolaos -- Nicolaus, a Christian, probably not connected ...
... Word Origin from nikos and laos Definition Nicolaus, a Christian, probably not
connected with the sect bearing the same name NASB Word Usage Nicolas (1). ...
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Nicolas V and Pius ii (Ad 1447-1464)
... PART II CHAPTER XXVII: NICOLAS V AND PIUS II (AD 1447-1464). ... In the time of Nicolas,
a terrible calamity fell on Christendom by the loss of Constantinople. ...
/.../chapter xxvii nicolas v and.htm

Nicolas Hermann
... Nicolas Hermann. ... was the favourite morning hymn of Gustavus Adolphus. Many of Nicolas
Hermann's [86]hymns are to be found in all German hymn-books. ...
/.../winkworth/christian singers of germany/nicolas hermann.htm

Nicolaus and the Sect Named after Him.
... That the sect was licentious is told us by the Apocalypse. That Nicolas, one of
the Seven, was their founder is stated by Irenæus (I. 26. 3), Hippolytus (VII. ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter xxix nicolaus and the sect.htm

Religious Sects and Parties
... There is a very curious story how John Tauler, a Dominican friar of Strasburg,
was converted by the chief of this party, Nicolas of Basel. ...
/.../chapter xix religious sects and.htm

Julius ii and Leo X (Ad 1503-1521)
... I have mentioned that Nicolas V thought of rebuilding the ancient church, which
had stood since the time of Constantine the Great, and that he had even begun ...
/.../chapter xxix julius ii and.htm

Whether it is Lawful to Kill a Man in Self-Defense?
... of the life of his own body. Objection 3: Further, Pope Nicolas [*Nicolas
I, Dist.1, can. De his clericis] says in the Decretals ...
/...// theologica/whether it is lawful to 10.htm

Whether one that is not Baptized Can Confer the Sacrament of ...
... Wherefore Pope Nicolas I replies to the questions propounded by the Bulgars: "You
say that many in your country have been baptized by someone, whether ...
// theologica/whether one that is not.htm

Acts VI
... and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip,
and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas, a proselyte ...
/.../mcgarvey/a commentary on acts of the apostles/acts vi.htm

Acts v. 34
... as in the case of Judas, as in the case of Ananias and Sapphira""and Philip, and
Prochoras, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily xiv acts v 34.htm

Author's Introduction,
... Des Doctrines Religieuses des Juifs pendant les Deux Siecles Anterieurs al'Ere
Chretienne, par M. Michel Nicolas, professeur a la Faculte de Theologie ...
// life of jesus/authors introduction.htm

Nicolas (1 Occurrence)
... 5). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. NICOLAUS; NICOLAS. nik ... Nicolaus. SF Hunter.
Multi-Version Concordance Nicolas (1 Occurrence). Acts ...
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Nicolaus (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia NICOLAUS; NICOLAS. nik-o-la'-us (English
Versions of the Bible), nik'-o-las (Nikolaos): One of "the ...
/n/nicolaus.htm - 7k

... 2. Scholastic Period Nicolas de Lyra 3. Reformation and Post-Reformation Periods
(1) Luther and Calvin (2) Beza, Grotius, etc. ...Nicolas de Lyra. ...
/c/commentaries.htm - 57k

Hebrew (37 Occurrences)
...Nicolas de Lyra (see COMMENTARIES) followed Rashi closely; and it is a known fact
that Luther's translation of the Bible is dependent upon Nicolas de Lyra. ...
/h/hebrew.htm - 77k

... century. The Vaticanus was placed in the Vatican Library at Rome by Pope
Nicolas V. in 1448, its previous history being unknown. ...
/v/vaticanus.htm - 7k

Nicola'itans (2 Occurrences)
Nicola'itans. Nicolaitans, Nicola'itans. Nicolas . Multi-Version Concordance ...
(See RSV). Nicolaitans, Nicola'itans. Nicolas . Reference Bible.
/n/nicola'itans.htm - 6k

... along with the Abana or Amana.e and James, Psalms of Solomon. xlivff;;
Nicolas. Doctrines religieuses des juifs, 48;. See PEREZ. ...
/p/pharzites.htm - 6k

Pharpar (1 Occurrence)
... Solomon. xlivff;; Nicolas. Doctrines religieuses des juifs, 48;. See ABANAH.
Multi-Version Concordance Pharpar (1 Occurrence). 2 ...
/p/pharpar.htm - 7k

Pleasing (185 Occurrences)
... they made selection of Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and
Philip and Prochorus and Nicanor and Timon and Parmenas and Nicolas of Antioch ...
/p/pleasing.htm - 37k

Approval (75 Occurrences)
... general approval, and they selected Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy
Spirit, Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas, a proselyte ...
/a/approval.htm - 28k

Bible Concordance
Nicolas (1 Occurrence)

Acts 6:5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:



Nicolas: A Proselyte of Antioch, and Servant (Greek: Diakonos) of the Congregation at Jerusalem

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