Publius
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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Publius

the chief man --probably the governor-of Melita, who received and lodged St. Paul and his companions on the occasion of their being shipwrecked off that island. (Acts 28:7) (A.D.55.)

ATS Bible Dictionary
Publius

The prefect of Melita when Paul was shipwrecked on that island A. D. 60, Acts 28:7-9. Publius received the apostle and his company into his house, and entertained them with great humanity. The governor's father, dangerously sick, and many others ill of various diseases, were miraculously healed; and their hospitable care of Paul and his friends continued through the three wintry months of their stay, and furnished them abundant supplies on their departure.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
"the chief man of the island" of Malta (Acts 28:7), who courteously entertained Paul and his shipwrecked companions for three days, till they found a more permanent place of residence; for they remained on the island for three months, till the stormy season had passed. The word here rendered "chief man" (protos) is supposed by some to be properly a Maltese term, the official title of the governor.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
PUBLIUS

pub'-li-us (Poplios, from the Latin praenomen Publius, derived from populus, "popular"; according to Ramsay it is the Greek form of the Latin nomen Popilius; the Greek title meaning "first," applied to Publius in Acts 28:7, was an official one, and has been found on an inscription from the island of Gaulus near Malta (compare Bockh, Corpus Inscriptionum Graecarum, number 5,754)): Publius held office under the governor of Sicily. As the leading official in Malta, he was responsible for any Roman soldiers and their prisoners who might land there, but the account in Acts 28:7 implies that he displayed more than ordinary solicitude for Paul and his shipwrecked company, for, according to the writer, he "received us, and lodged us three days courteously" (the King James Version). The Apocryphal "Acts of Paul" (see APOCRYPHAL ACTS, sec. B, I) states also that "he did for them many acts of great kindness and charity" (compare Budge, Centendings of the Apostles, II, 605). On this occasion Paul miraculously healed the father of Publius, who "lay sick of fever and dysentery" (Acts 28:8). The exactitude of the medical terms here employed forms part of the evidence that the writer of Acts was a physician. Tradition relates that Publius was the first bishop of Malta and that he afterward became bishop of Athens.

C. M. Kerr

Greek
4196. Poplios -- Publius, an inhabitant of Malta
... Publius, an inhabitant of Malta. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration:
Poplios Phonetic Spelling: (pop'-lee-os) Short Definition: Publius Definition ...
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Acts XXVIII
... (7) "In the regions around that place were the estates of the chief man of the island,
Publius by name, who ... Publius was not without a reward for his kindness. ...
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After the Wreck
... changed their minds, and said that he was a god.7. In the same quarters were
possessions of the chief man of the island, whose name was Publius: who received ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/after the wreck.htm

The Honors that were Paid the Jews; and the Leagues that were Made ...
... 9. Now after Caius was slain, when Marcus Antonius and Publius Dolabella were consuls,
they both assembled the senate, and introduced Hyrcanus's ambassadors ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 10 the honors that.htm

Acts xxviii. 1
... "In the same quarters were possessions of the chief man of the island, whose name
was Publius; who received us, and lodged us three days courteously. ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily liv acts xxviii 1.htm

Dionysius, Bishop of Corinth, and the Epistles which He Wrote.
... Gospel, which he accuses them of esteeming lightly, as if they had almost apostatized
from the faith since the martyrdom of their ruler Publius, [1247] which ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter xxiii dionysius bishop of corinth.htm

The End of Paul's Long Journey
... he was a god. On the part of the island where we landed there was an estate
belonging to Publius the governor. He welcomed us and ...
//christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/the end of pauls long.htm

What Things were done by Agrippa at Jerusalem when He was Returned ...
... his country. So he came without delay to Publius Petronius, who was then
president of Syria, and accused the people of Doris. Nor ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 6 what things were.htm

The Bishops in Jerusalem.
... 2. After him the succession in the episcopate was: first Cassianus; after him Publius;
then Maximus; [1532] following them Julian; then Gaius; [1533] after him ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter xii the bishops in jerusalem.htm

Serapion on the Heresy of the Phrygians.
... "Ælius Publius Julius, [1659] bishop of Debeltum, a colony of Thrace. ... [1659]
Ælius Publius Julius is also an otherwise unknown personage. ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter xix serapion on the heresy.htm

Those Days it was Near Twelve O'Clock by the Great Dial of History ...
... her!". So spoke the Lady Lucia"she that was widow of the Praefect Publius,
who fell with half his cohort in the desert wars. She ...
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Thesaurus
Publius (2 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. PUBLIUS. pub'-li-us (Poplios, from the Latin
praenomen Publius, derived from populus, "popular"; according ...
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Flux (26 Occurrences)
... fluks (puretos kai dusenteria, literally "fever and dysentery"): The disease by
which the father of Publius was afflicted in Malta (Acts 28:8). the Revised ...
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Dysentery (1 Occurrence)
... and American) uses this word in place of the phrase "bloody flux" of the King James
Version to describe the disease by which the father of Publius was affected ...
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Bloody (19 Occurrences)
... fluks (puretos kai dusenteria, literally "fever and dysentery"): The disease by
which the father of Publius was afflicted in Malta (Acts 28:8). the Revised ...
/b/bloody.htm - 17k

Pudens (1 Occurrence)

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Sick (117 Occurrences)
... of Herod was similar, as in both cases there is reference to the presence of worms
(compare Acts 12:23 and 2 Maccabees 9:9). The disease of Publius' father was ...
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Quarters (17 Occurrences)
... Acts 28:7 In the same quarters were possessions of the chief man of the island,
whose name was Publius; who received us, and lodged us three days courteously. ...
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Visited (40 Occurrences)
... them, and departed. (See RSV). Acts 28:8 It happened that the father of
Publius lay sick of fever and dysentery. Paul entered in ...
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Kindly (57 Occurrences)
... Acts 28:7 Now near that place there was some land, the property of the chief man
of the island, who was named Publius; who very kindly took us into his house ...
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Nearby (14 Occurrences)
... Acts 28:7 Now near that place there was some land, the property of the chief man
of the island, who was named Publius; who very kindly took us into his house ...
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Concordance
Publius (2 Occurrences)

Acts 28:7
Now in the neighborhood of that place were lands belonging to the chief man of the island, named Publius, who received us, and courteously entertained us for three days.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 28:8
It happened that the father of Publius lay sick of fever and dysentery. Paul entered in to him, prayed, and laying his hands on him, healed him.
(WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Subtopics

Publius

Publius: Father of, Healed by Paul

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