Hermogenes
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Hermogenes

begotten of Mercury

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Hermogenes

a person mentioned by St. Paul in the latest of all his epistles, (2 Timothy 1:15) when all in Asia had turned away from him. (A.D. 64.)

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Mercury-born, at one time Paul's fellow-labourer in Asia Minor, who, however, afterwards abandoned him, along with one Phygellus, probably on account of the perils by which they were beset (2 Timothy 1:15).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HERMOGENES

her-moj'-e-nez (Hermogenes, literally "born of Hermes," a Greek deity, called by the Romans, "Mercury," 2 Timothy 1:15):

1. Where Did He "Turn Away"?:

Hermogenes was a Christian, mentioned by Paul as having, along with Phygellus and "all that are in Asia," turned away from him. It is not clear when or where the defection of those Asiatic Christians from the apostle took place, whether it was at Rome at the time of Paul's second imprisonment there, and especially on the occasion of his being brought before the emperor's supreme court, to be tried on a charge now involving the death penalty, or whether it was at some previous time in Ephesus.

2. Was It in Ephesus?:

If it was the latter, then the meaning is that Paul wishes to inform Timothy, or perhaps only to remind him, how in Ephesus, where Timothy was the presiding minister of the church, these persons, Phygellus and Hermogenes with many more, had turned away from him, that is, had refused to submit to his authority, and had rejected the Christian doctrine which he taught. This latter meaning, referring the "turning away" to some previous occasion in Ephesus, is thought by some expositors to be the probable signification, owing to the fact that the verb "they be turned away" is in the aorist tense, referring to a time long past when the apostle wrote.

3. Unlikelihood of It Being in Ephesus:

On the other hand there is no evidence that there ever was a time when "all they which are in Asia" (the King James Version) turned away from obedience to Paul. Whatever may have been the disloyalty and disobedience of individuals-and this certainly existed; see, e.g., Acts 20:29 f-yet, certainly the New Testament does not show that all that were in Asia, the Christian community as a whole, in Ephesus and Miletus and Laodicea and Hierapolis and Colosse and other places, repudiated his apostolic authority.

4. Probalility of It Being in Rome:

If the words "all they which are in Asia" refer to all the Christians from the proconsular province of Asia, who happened to be in Rome at the time of Paul's second imprisonment there, it can easily be understood that they should turn away from him at that testing time. It is impossible to say exactly what form their desertion of the apostle assumed. Their turning away would likely be caused by fear, lest if it were known that they were friends of the prisoner in the Mamertine, they would be involved in the same imprisonment as had overtaken him, and probably also in the same death penalty.

It is altogether in favor of a reference to Rome, that what is said about Phygellus and Hermogenes and their turning away from Paul is immediately followed by a reference to Onesiphorus, and to the great kindness which he showed, when he sought the apostle but very diligently in Rome. On the whole, therefore, a reference to Rome and to the manner in which these persons, named and unnamed, from Asia, had deserted Paul, seems most probable.

See PHYGELLUS.

John Rutherfurd

Greek
2061. Hermogenes -- "born of Hermes," Hermogenes, one who deserted ...
... 2060, 2061. Hermogenes. 2062 . "born of Hermes," Hermogenes, one who deserted
Paul. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration ...
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Against Hermogenes
Against Hermogenes. <. Against Hermogenes Tertullian. Translated
by Dr. Holmes Table of Contents. Title Page. Chapter ...
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The Opinions of Hermogenes, by the Prescriptive Rule of Antiquity ...
Against Hermogenes. <. ... Chapter I."The Opinions of Hermogenes, by
the Prescriptive Rule of Antiquity Shown to Be Heretical. ...
/.../tertullian/against hermogenes/chapter i the opinions of hermogenes.htm

Hermogenes.
... Book X. Chapter XXIV."Hermogenes. But one Hermogenes himself also being
desirous of saying something, asserted that God made all ...
/.../hippolytus/the refutation of all heresies/chapter xxiv hermogenes.htm

The Shifts to which Hermogenes is Reduced, who Deifies Matter, and ...
Against Hermogenes. ... Chapter VI."The Shifts to Which Hermogenes is Reduced, Who Deifies
Matter, and Yet is Unwilling to Hold Him Equal with the Divine Creator. ...
/.../tertullian/against hermogenes/chapter vi the shifts to which.htm

An Argument of Hermogenes the Answer: While God is a Title ...
Against Hermogenes. <. ... Appellations, Not Eternally Applicable. An
Inconsistency in the Argument of Hermogenes Pointed Out. ...
/.../tertullian/against hermogenes/chapter iii an argument of hermogenes.htm

Hermogenes Held to his Theory in Order that Its Absurdity May be ...
Against Hermogenes. <. ... Chapter VII."Hermogenes Held to His Theory in Order
that Its Absurdity May Be Exposed on His Own Principles. ...
/.../tertullian/against hermogenes/chapter vii hermogenes held to his.htm

A Curious Inconsistency in Hermogenes Exposed Certain Expressions ...
Against Hermogenes. ... Chapter XXVIII."A Curious Inconsistency in Hermogenes Exposed
Certain Expressions in The History of Creation Vindicated in The True Sense. ...
/.../tertullian/against hermogenes/chapter xxviii a curious inconsistency in.htm

To what Straits Hermogenes Absurdly Reduces the Divine Being He ...
Against Hermogenes. ... Chapter X."To What Straits Hermogenes Absurdly Reduces the Divine
Being He Does Nothing Short of Making Him the Author of Evil. ...
/.../tertullian/against hermogenes/chapter x to what straits hermogenes.htm

Hermogenes Pursued to Another Passage of Scripture the Absurdity ...
Against Hermogenes. <. ... Chapter XXIII."Hermogenes Pursued to Another Passage
of Scripture The Absurdity of His Interpretation Exposed. ...
/.../tertullian/against hermogenes/chapter xxiii hermogenes pursued to another.htm

Hermogenes, after a Perverse Induction from Mere Heretical ...
Against Hermogenes. <. ...
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Hermogenes (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. HERMOGENES. her-moj'-e-nez (Hermogenes,
literally "born of Hermes," a Greek deity, called by the ...
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Phygellus (1 Occurrence)
... Paul mentions him, along with Hermogenes, as being among those "that are
in Asia," who turned away from him then. What is meant ...
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Phygelus (1 Occurrence)
... Paul mentions him, along with Hermogenes, as being among those "that are
in Asia," who turned away from him then. What is meant ...
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Hermog'enes (1 Occurrence)
Hermog'enes. Hermogenes, Hermog'enes. Hermon . Multi-Version Concordance
Hermog'enes (1 Occurrence). ... Hermogenes, Hermog'enes. Hermon . Reference Bible.
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Hermes (2 Occurrences)

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Onesiphorus (2 Occurrences)
... In the former of the two passages where his name occurs, his conduct is contrasted
with that of Phygellus and Hermogenes and others-all of whom, like ...
/o/onesiphorus.htm - 11k

Including (90 Occurrences)
... (WEY). 2 Timothy 1:15 This you know, that all who are in Asia turned away
from me; of whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes. (See NIV). ...
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Deserted (54 Occurrences)
... (WEY NAS NIV). 2 Timothy 1:15 Of this you are aware, that all the Christians in
Roman Asia have deserted me: and among them Phygelus and Hermogenes. (WEY NIV). ...
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Phy'gelus (1 Occurrence)
... Phy'gelus (1 Occurrence). 2 Timothy 1:15 thou hast known this, that they did turn
from me -- all those in Asia, of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes; (See RSV). ...
/p/phy'gelus.htm - 6k

Christians (13 Occurrences)
... (WEY). 2 Timothy 1:15 Of this you are aware, that all the Christians in Roman Asia
have deserted me: and among them Phygelus and Hermogenes. (WEY). ...
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