Rufus
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Rufus

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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Rufus

(red) is mentioned in (Mark 15:21) as a son of Simon the Cyrenian. (Luke 23:26) (A.D. 29.) Again, in (Romans 16:13) the apostle Paul salutes a Rufus whom he designates as "elect in the Lord." This Rufus was probably identical with the one to whom Mark refers.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Rufus

Son of Simon the Cyrenian who was constrained to carry the cross on which the Saviour was to be crucified, Mark 15:21. If he is the same person whom Paul salutes in Romans 16:13, as is probable, we may see in this instance the divine blessing abiding on the household of one who befriended Christ and bore his cross.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Red, the son of Simon the Cyrenian (Mark 15:21), whom the Roman soldiers compelled to carry the cross on which our Lord was crucified. Probably it is the same person who is again mentioned in Romans 16:13 as a disciple at Rome, whose mother also was a Christian held in esteem by the apostle. Mark mentions him along with his brother Alexander as persons well known to his readers (Mark 15:21).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
RUFUS

roo'-fus (Rhouphos): The name is mentioned twice:

(1) Simon of Cyrene, who was compelled to bear the cross of Jesus, is "the father of Alexander and Rufus" (Mark 15:21);

(2) Paul sends greetings to Roman Christians, "Rufus the chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine" (Romans 16:13).

Rufus was well known among those for whom Mark primarily wrote his Gospel, and according to tradition this was the Christian community at Rome. There seems no reason to doubt, therefore, that the Rufus of Mark and the Rufus of Paul are the same person. The name, meaning "red," "reddish," was, however, one of the commonest of slave names; the identification of these two is therefore merely a conjecture. The Rufus whom Paul greets is "the chosen in the Lord," i.e. "that choice Christian" (Denhey). Since all Christians are "chosen," this title must express some distinction. The mother of Rufus had played the mother's part to Paul on some occasion of which we are ignorant, hence the phrase "his mother and mine" (compare Mark 10:30).

S. F. Hunter

Greek
4504. Rhouphos -- "red," Rufus, a Christian at Rome
... 4503, 4504. Rhouphos. 4505 . "red," Rufus, a ... Word Origin of Latin origin Definition
"red," Rufus, a Christian at Rome NASB Word Usage Rufus (2). Rufus. ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/4504.htm - 6k
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Letter of Certain Easterns, who had Been Sent to Constantinople ...
... Letter of certain Easterns, who had been sent to Constantinople, to Bishop Rufus. ...
Rufus is probably the bishop of Thessalonica. [2287] Psalm 14:3. ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of theodoret/clxx letter of certain easterns.htm

Simon the Cyrenian
... 'And they compel one Simon, a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country,
the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear His Cross.'"Mark 15:21. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture d/simon the cyrenian.htm

Spiritual Reformers in the 16Th and 17Th Centuries
... by RUFUS M. JONES, MA, D.Litt. Professor Of Philosophy, Haverford College, USA. ...
Copyright. OTHER VOLUMES IN THIS SERIES. EDITED By RUFUS M. JONES. ...
/.../spiritual reformers in the 16th.htm

The Death which Gives Life
... 'And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country,
the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear His cross.22. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture d/the death which gives life.htm

Christ Crucified
... "And they compel one passing by, Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country, the father
of Alexander and Rufus, to go with them, that he might bear His cross. ...
/.../chadwick/the gospel of st mark/chapter 15 21-32 christ crucified.htm

The Last Siege of the Jews under Adrian.
... 1. As the rebellion of the Jews at this time grew much more serious, [1009] Rufus,
governor of Judea, after an auxiliary force had been sent him by the emperor ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter vi the last siege of.htm

Jabneh. Jamnia.
... Being also sought for to be slain, when Turnus Rufus (in Josephus, Terentius Rufus)
ploughed up the floor of the Temple, he was delivered by a way scarcely ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 15 jabneh jamnia.htm

The Eastern Sects: Nestorians, Jacobites, Copts, Armenians.
... X. (1858), pp.279-288. Rufus Anderson (late For. Sec. ... Rufus Anderson: Republication
of the Gospel in Bible Lands, quoted above. Schaff: Church History, Vol. ...
/.../ 21 the eastern sects .htm

The Crucifixion.
... c when they led him away, ^a they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: ^b one passing
by, coming from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, ^a him ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/cxxxiii the crucifixion.htm

Now Herod and Philip Built Several Cities in Honor of Caesar. ...
... After him came Annius Rufus, under whom died Caesar, the second emperor of the Romans,
the duration of whose reign was fifty-seven years, besides six months ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 2 now herod and.htm

Thesaurus
Rufus (2 Occurrences)
...RUFUS. ...Rufus was well known among those for whom Mark primarily wrote his Gospel,
and according to tradition this was the Christian community at Rome. ...
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Alexander (5 Occurrences)
... Mark alone tells that Simon was the father of Alexander and Rufus. From
this statement of the evangelist, it is apparent that at ...
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Greetings (48 Occurrences)
... (WEY). Romans 16:13 Greetings to Rufus, who is one of the Lord's chosen people;
and to his mother, who has also been a mother to me. (WEY). ...
/g/greetings.htm - 18k

Greet (46 Occurrences)
... Lord. (WEB WEY NAS RSV NIV). Romans 16:13 Greet Rufus, the chosen in the
Lord, and his mother and mine. (WEB WEY NAS RSV NIV). Romans ...
/g/greet.htm - 19k

Impress (6 Occurrences)
... Mark 15:21 And they impress a certain one passing by -- Simon, a Cyrenian, coming
from the field, the father of Alexander and Rufus -- that he may bear his ...
/i/impress.htm - 9k

Forced (84 Occurrences)
... Mark 15:21 They compelled one passing by, coming from the country, Simon of Cyrene,
the father of Alexander and Rufus, to go with them, that he might bear his ...
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Ruffians (1 Occurrence)

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Rug (1 Occurrence)

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Elect (32 Occurrences)
... and Ecclus); of the great Servant of Yahweh (compare Luke 23:35; the "Christ of
God, his chosen"); compare eminent saints as Jacob, Moses, Rufus (Romans 16:13 ...
/e/elect.htm - 21k

Eminent (9 Occurrences)
... invited by him, (See RSV). Romans 16:13 Greet Rufus, the chosen in the Lord,
and his mother and mine. (See RSV). 2 Corinthians 11:5 ...
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