Tyrannus
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Tyrannus

a prince; one that reigns

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Tyrannus

(sovereign), the name of a man in whose school or place of audience Paul taught the gospel for two years, during his sojourn at Ephesus. See (Acts 19:9) (A.D. 52,53.) The presumption is that Tyrannus himself was a Greek, and a public teacher of philosophy or rhetoric.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Tyrannus

The name of a person at Ephesus, in whose school Paul publicly proposed and defended the doctrines of the gospel, Acts 19:9. By some he is thought to have been a Greek sophist, a teacher of rhetoric or philosophy, converted to Christianity; while others suppose him to have been a Jewish doctor or rabbi, who had a public school.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Prince, a Greek rhetorician, in whose "school" at Ephesus Paul disputed daily for the space of two years with those who came to him (Acts 19:9). Some have supposed that he was a Jew, and that his "school" was a private synagogue.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
TYRANNUS

ti-ran'-us (Turannos): When the Jews of Ephesus opposed Paul's teaching in the synagogue, he withdrew, and, separating his followers, reasoned daily in the school of Tyrannus. "This continued for the space of two years" (Acts 19:9, 10). D Syriac (Western text) adds after Tyrannus (Acts 19:9), "from the 5th hour unto the 10th." Schole is the lecture-hall or teaching-room of a philosopher or orator, and such were to be found m every Greek city. Tyrannus may have been

(1) a Greek rhetorician or

(2) a Jewish rabbi.

(1) This is the common opinion, and many identify him with a certain Tyrannus, a sophist, mentioned by Suidas. Paul would thus appear to be one of the traveling rhetors of the time, who had hired such a hall to proclaim his own peculiar philosophy (Ramsay, Paul the Traveler, 246, 271).

(2) Meyer thinks that as the apostle had not passed wholly to the Gentiles, and Jews still flocked to hear him, and also that as Tyrannus is not spoken of as a proselyte (sebomenos ton Theon), this schole is the beth Midrash of a Jewish rabbi. "Paul with his Christians withdrew from the public synagogue to the private synagogue of Tyrannus, where he and his doctrine were more secure from public annoyance" (Meyer in the place cited.).

(3) Another view (Overbeck) is that the expression was the standing name of the place after the original owner.

S. F. Hunter

Greek
5181. Turannos -- "absolute ruler," Tyrannus, an Ephesian
... "absolute ruler," Tyrannus, an Ephesian. Part of ... Word Origin of foreign origin
Definition "absolute ruler," Tyrannus, an Ephesian NASB Word Usage Tyrannus (1). ...
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Library

Have Learned not Only from Your Letter but from those of Many ...
... I have learned not only from your letter but from those of many others that
cavils are raised against me in the school of Tyrannus. ...
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Two Fruitful Years
... not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and
separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.10. ...
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Acts XIX
... unbelieving, and spoke evil of the way before the multitude, he departed from them
and separated the disciples, discussing daily in the school of one Tyrannus. ...
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The Preparations of the Greeks for Defense.
... The name by which such a chieftain was actually called by the people themselves,
in those days, was tyrannus, the name from which our word tyrant is derived. ...
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The Conversion of Apollos, his Character, and the Ministry of Paul ...
... not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and
separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus." [118:5 ...
/.../killen/the ancient church/chapter viii the conversion of.htm

The Distinguished Ecclesiastics of Our Day, and which of them ...
... 4. After Cyril, Tyrannus [2449] received the episcopate of the parish of Antioch. ...
Tyrannus became bishop in the eighteenth year of Diocletian (301-302). ...
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How Eurycles Falsely Accused Herod's Sons; and How their Father ...
... There were two guards of Herod's body, who were in great esteem for their strength
and tallness, Jucundus and Tyrannus; these men had been cast off by Herod ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 10 how eurycles falsely.htm

Acts xix. 8, 9
... believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from
them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily xli acts xix 8.htm

Hymnus Post Cibum
... Plebs dirae Babylonis ac tyrannus morti subdiderant, feris dicarant saevis protinus
haustibus vorandum. 45 O semper pietas fidesque tuta! ...
/.../prudentius/the hymns of prudentius/iv hymnus post cibum.htm

Hymnus Epiphaniae
... et caelum supra. Audit tyrannus anxius adesse regum principem, qui nomen
Israel regat 95 teneatque David regiam. Exclamat amens ...
/.../prudentius/the hymns of prudentius/xii hymnus epiphaniae.htm

Thesaurus
Tyrannus's (1 Occurrence)
...Tyrannus's (1 Occurrence). ... So Paul left them, and, taking with him those who were
disciples, held discussions daily in Tyrannus's lecture-hall. (WEY). ...
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Tyrannus (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. TYRANNUS. ti-ran'-us ... Greek city. Tyrannus may
have been (1) a Greek rhetorician or (2) a Jewish rabbi. (1 ...
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School (3 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. SCHOOL. skool (schole). See TYRANNUS. Multi-Version
Concordance School (3 Occurrences). John 7:15 The Jews were astonished. ...
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Obstinate (12 Occurrences)
... congregation. So Paul left them, and, taking with him those who were disciples,
held discussions daily in Tyrannus's lecture-hall. (WEY NIV). ...
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Lecture (2 Occurrences)
... congregation. So Paul left them, and, taking with him those who were disciples,
held discussions daily in Tyrannus's lecture-hall. (WEY NIV). ...
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Lecture-hall (1 Occurrence)
... So Paul left them, and, taking with him those who were disciples, held discussions
daily in Tyrannus's lecture-hall. (WEY). Lecture, Lecture-hall. Led . ...
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Grew (133 Occurrences)
... congregation. So Paul left them, and, taking with him those who were disciples,
held discussions daily in Tyrannus's lecture-hall. (WEY). ...
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Withdrew (55 Occurrences)
... and disobedient, speaking evil of the Way before the multitude, he departed from
them, and separated the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus. ...
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Tyrannized (1 Occurrence)

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Tyranny (4 Occurrences)

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