Theudas
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Theudas

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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Theudas

(God-given), the name of an insurgent mentioned in Gamaliel's speech before the Jewish council, (Acts 6:35-39) at the time of the arraignment of the apostles. He appeared, according to Luke's account, at the head of about four hundred men. He was probably one of the insurrectionary chiefs or fanatics by whom the land was overrun in the last year of Herod's reign. Josephus speaks of a Theudas who played a similar part in the time of Claudius, about A.D. 44; but the Theudas mentioned by St. Luke must be a different person from the one spoken of by Josephus.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Theudas

An insurgent, Jew, mentioned by Gamaliel, A. D. 33, as of the preceding generation, Acts 5:36-37, and therefore not to be confounded with a Theudas of A. D. 44, mentioned by Josephus. The period following the death of Herod the Great was full of revolts. Theudas was also a common name, answering to the Hebrew Matthew, under which name Josephus speaks of an unsuccessful reformer who was burnt in the latter part of Herod's reign.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Thanksgiving, referred to by Gamaliel in his speech before the council at Jerusalem (Acts 5:36). He headed an insurrection against the Roman authority. Beyond this nothing is known of him.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
THEUDAS

thu'-das (Theudas, a contraction of Theodorus, "the gift of God"): Theudas is referred to by Gamaliel in his speech before the Sanhedrin, when he advised them as to the position they should adopt in regard to the apostles (Acts 5:36). The failure of the rebellion of Theudas was quoted by Gamaliel on this occasion as typical of the natural end of such movements as were inspired "not of God, but of men." A rising under one Theudas is also described by Josephus (Ant., XX, v, 1), but this occurred at a later date (according to Josephus about 44 or 45 A.D.) than the speech of Gamaliel (before 37 A.D.). Of theories put forward in explanation of the apparent anachronism in Gameliels speech, the two most in favor are

(1) that as there were many insurrections during the period in question, the two writers refer to different Theudases;

(2) that the reference to Theudas in the narrative of Acts was inserted by a later reviser, whose historical knowledge was inaccurate (Weiss; compare also Knowling, The Expositor's Greek Testament, II, 157-59).

C. M. Kerr

Greek
2333. Theudas -- Theudas, an Israelite
... 2332, 2333. Theudas. 2334 . Theudas, an Israelite. Part of Speech: Noun,
Masculine Transliteration: Theudas Phonetic Spelling: (thyoo ...
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Library

Concerning Theudas and the Sons of Judas the Galilean; as Also ...
... CHAPTER 5. Concerning Theudas And The Sons Of Judas The Galilean; As Also
What Calamity Fell Upon The Jews On The Day Of The Passover. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 5 concerning theudas and.htm

The Impostor Theudas and his Followers.
... Book II. Chapter XI."The Impostor Theudas and his Followers. 1. Luke, in
the Acts, introduces Gamaliel as saying, at the consultation ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter xi the impostor theudas and.htm

Some Associated Questions
... A much more difficult case occurs in Acts 5:36-37, where Gamaliel in addressing
the Sanhedrin says: "Before these days rose up Theudas, giving himself out to ...
/.../ramsay/was christ born in bethlehem/chapter 12 some associated questions.htm

Book 17 Footnotes
... [16] Unless this Judas, the son of Ezekias, be the same with that Theudas, mentioned
Acts 5:36 ... The names Theudas, Thaddeus, and Judas differ but little. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/book 17 footnotes.htm

The Counsel of Gamaliel.
... For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody, to whom
a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain, and all ...
/.../dick/lectures on the acts of the apostles/lecture vii the counsel of.htm

Book 20 Footnotes
... [9] This Theudas, who arose under Fadus the procurator, about AD45 or 46, could
not be ... Who that earlier Theudas was, see the note on B. XVII. ch.10. sect.5. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/book 20 footnotes.htm

The Acts of the Apostles.
... These allusions are"with a single exception, that of Theudas"in full harmony with
the history of the age as known from Josephus and heathen writers, and ...
/.../schaff/history of the christian church volume i/section 85 the acts of.htm

John ix. 34-36
... Here also He referreth to those who had been before, and to those who should be
after Him, Antichrist and the false Christs, Judas and Theudas, and whatever ...
/.../homilies on the gospel of st john and hebrews/homily lix john ix 34-36.htm

Gamaliel's Counsel
... scarcely ventured to look at and dared not speak, that here might be the beginning
of a rising which had more promise in it than that abortive one under Theudas ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/gamaliels counsel.htm

Acts V
... And he said to them, Men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what you are about to
do respecting these men; (36) For before these days, Theudas arose, declaring ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/mcgarvey/a commentary on acts of the apostles/acts v.htm

Thesaurus
Theudas (1 Occurrence)
... He headed an insurrection against the Roman authority. Beyond this nothing
is known of him. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. THEUDAS. ...
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Gamaliel (7 Occurrences)
... The authenticity of his speech has been questioned by Wendt and others, chiefly
on account of the alleged anachronism in regard to Theudas (see THEUDAS); but ...
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False.
... The Theudas of Acts 5:36, "giving himself out to be somebody," may or may not be
the same as the Theudas of Josephus (Ant., XX, v, 1), but the latter, at least ...
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Theu'das (1 Occurrence)
Theu'das. Theudas, Theu'das. They . Multi-Version Concordance Theu'das (1
Occurrence). ... (See RSV). Theudas, Theu'das. They . Reference Bible.
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Christs (2 Occurrences)
... The Theudas of Acts 5:36, "giving himself out to be somebody," may or may not be
the same as the Theudas of Josephus (Ant., XX, v, 1), but the latter, at least ...
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Thessaloni'ca (7 Occurrences)
Thessaloni'ca. Thessalonica, Thessaloni'ca. Theudas . Multi-Version Concordance ...
Thessalonica, Thessaloni'ca. Theudas . Reference Bible.
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Naught (40 Occurrences)
... Acts 5:36 For before these days rose Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to
whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain ...
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Nought (104 Occurrences)
... Acts 5:36 For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody;
to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain ...
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Obeying (24 Occurrences)
... Acts 5:36 for before these days rose up Theudas, saying, that himself was some one,
to whom a number of men did join themselves, as it were four hundred, who ...
/o/obeying.htm - 13k

Obeyed (83 Occurrences)
... Acts 5:36 For before these days Theudas rose up, making himself out to be somebody;
to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was ...
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