2958. Kurénios
Strong's Concordance
Kurénios: Quirinius, a governor of Syria
Original Word: Κυρήνιος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: Kurénios
Phonetic Spelling: (koo-ray'-nee-os)
Definition: Quirinius, a governor of Syria
Usage: Cyrenius or Quirinius, governor of Syria.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of Latin origin
Quirinius, a governor of Syria
NASB Translation
Quirinius (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2958: Κυρήνιος

Κυρήνιος (Lachmann Κυρινος (Κυρεῖνος Tr marginal reading WH marginal reading (see εἰ, ))), Κυρηνίου, , Quirin(-i)us (in full, Publius Sulpicius Quirinus (correctly Quirinius; see Woolsey in Bib. Sacr. for 1878, pp. 499-513)), a Roman consul A. U. C. 742; afterward (not before the year 759) governor of Syria (where perhaps he may previously have been in command, 751-752). While filling that office after Archelaus had been banished and Judaea had been reduced to a province of Syria, he made the enrolment mentioned in Acts 5:37 (cf. Josephus, Antiquities 18, 1, 1). Therefore Luke in his Gospel 2:2 has made a mistake (yet see added references below) in defining the time of this enrolment. For in the last years of Herod the Great, not Quirinius but Sentius Saturninus was governor of Syria. His successor, A. U. C. 750, was Quintilius Varus; and Quirinius (who died in the year 774) succeeded Varus. Cf. Winers RWB, see under the words, Quirinins and Schatzung; Strauss, Die Halben u. die Ganzen (Berl. 1865), p. 70ff; Hilgenfeld in the Zeitschr. f. wissensch. Theologie for 1865, p. 480ff; Keim, i., 399f (English translation, ii. 115); Schürer, Neutest. Zeitgeschichte, p. 161f; Weizsäicker in Schenkel see p. 23ff; (Keil, Comm. üb. Mark. u. Luk., p. 213ff; McClellan, New Testament etc., i., p. 392ff; and Woolsey in B. D. American edition, under the word , and at length in Bib. Sacr. for Apr. 1870, p. 291ff).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

Of Latin origin; Cyrenius (i.e. Quirinus), a Roman -- Cyrenius.

Forms and Transliterations
Κυρηνιου Κυρηνίου Kureniou Kurēniou Kyreniou Kyreníou Kyrēniou Kyrēníou
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Englishman's Concordance
Luke 2:2 N-GMS
GRK: τῆς Συρίας Κυρηνίου
NAS: taken while Quirinius was governor
KJV: made when Cyrenius was governor
INT: of Syria Cyrenius

Strong's Greek 2958
1 Occurrence

Κυρηνίου — 1 Occ.

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