List of minor New Testament figures

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This list contains persons named in the Bible in the New Testament of minor notability, about whom either nothing or very little is known, aside from any family connections.

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AdminEdit

In some translations of Luke 3:33, Admin is an ancestor of Jesus, the father of Aminadab and son of Arni.[1]

AlexanderEdit

Alexander was a member of the Sanhedrin named in Acts 4:6 as part of a group before whom Peter and John were required to give an account of their healing power, following their arrest on the day of Pentecost.

AmosEdit

The 10th generation grandfather of Jesus through Joseph, according to Luke 3:25.

AristobulusEdit

Aristobulus is apparently the patriarch of a household; Paul of Tarsus instructed his followers to greet "those who belong to the household of Aristobulus". Romans 16:10.

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ChloeEdit

Chloe was a member and ostensible head of a Christian household in Corinth and associate of Paul the Apostle. (1 Corinthians 11:10-11).

ChuzaEdit

Chuza was the manager of Herod Antipas' household. His wife, Joanna, was a follower of Jesus (see Luke 8:1–3).

ClaudiaEdit

Claudia was an associate of Paul the Apostle who greeted Saint Timothy in 2 Timothy 4:21.

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ElmadamEdit

Elmadam or Elmodam is the name of an ancestor of Saint Joseph, according to the genealogy found in the Gospel of Luke. He is the father of Cosam and the son of Er.[2]

The Peshitta calls him Elmodad, but the Encyclopaedia Biblica suggests the reading "Elmatham," a form of the name Elnathan.[3]

EubulusEdit

Eubulus was an associate of Paul the Apostle who greeted Saint Timothy in 2 Timothy 4:21.

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HermogenesEdit

A Hermogenes is briefly mentioned in 2 Timothy 1:15, where he, along with someone named Phygelus, are described as having "turned away" from Paul the Apostle. Nothing more is known about Hermogenes.[4]

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JezebelEdit

Jezebel was a false prophetess whom Jesus warned the church in Thyatira not to follow. She encouraged her followers to be promiscuous and to eat food sacrificed to idols. Jesus gave her a chance to repent of her sins, but she did not; thus, Jesus promised to punish her (see Revelation 2:20–23).

Judas of Straight Street in DamascusEdit

When he went blind at his conversion experience, Paul the Apostle stayed at the home of a man named Judas who lived on Straight Street in Damascus. Then, Jesus told Ananias to go to Judas' house and restore Paul's sight (see Acts 9:1–19).

JuliaEdit

Julia was a Christian woman at Rome to whom Paul sent his salutations in Romans 16:15, supposed to be the wife of Philologus.[5]

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LeviEdit

Levi (Hebrew לֵוִי) was the name of two minor figures mentioned in the Bible. For the more famous biblical character by this name, see Levi.

  • The great-great-grandfather of Jesus; son of Melchi and father of Matthat. (Luke 3:24)
  • Another ancestor of Jesus. (Luke 3:29)

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MattathaEdit

Mattatha is a figure who appears in the Genealogy of Jesus, in the version found in the Gospel of Luke.[6]

MatthanEdit

Matthan (meaning "gift") was the grandfather of Saint Joseph. He is mentioned in Matthew 1:15.[7]

MatthatEdit

Possibly also translated as Matthan.

  • The son of Levi, and father of Heli (Luke 3:24), great grandfather to Jesus
  • Son of another Levi (Luke 3:29), 31 generations before Jesus and 11 generations after King David

MnasonEdit

A Christian of Jerusalem with whom Paul lodged (Acts 21:16). He was apparently a native of Cyprus, like Barnabas (Acts 11:19–20), and was well known to the Christians of Caesarea (Acts 4:36). He was an "old disciple" (R.V., "early disciple"), i.e., he had become a Christian in the beginning of the formation of the Church in Jerusalem.

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NaggaiEdit

Naggai (King James Version spelling Nagge) is the name of a figure found in the genealogy of Jesus according to the Gospel of Luke.[8][9]

NahumEdit

Nahum, in addition to being the name of the well-known biblical prophet Nahum, is also the name of a figure mentioned in passing in Luke's version of the genealogy of Jesus.[8] The Nahum of Luke has his name spelled Naum in the King James Version.

NaumEdit

See Nahum.

NereusEdit

Nereus was a Christian mentioned with his unnamed sister in Romans 16:15 with other saints to whom Paul the Apostle sent greetings and salutations.

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TryphosaEdit

Tryphosa was a Christian mentioned in Romans 16:12 with other saints to whom Paul the apostle sent greetings and salutations.

TyrannusEdit

Tyrannus was the operator of a school in Ephesus which the apostle Paul used as a base according to Acts 19:9

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ New Living Translation, English Standard Version, New American Standard Bible, New English Translation.
  2. ^ "Luke 3:28". Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er, 29 the son of Joshua, the son of Eliezer
  3. ^ T. K. Cheyne; J. Sutherland Black, eds. (1901) [1899]. "Elmodam". Encyclopaedia Biblica: A Critical Dictionary of the Literary, Political, and Religious History, the Archaeology, Geography, and Natural History of the Bible. 2, E–K. New York: The Macmillan Company.
  4. ^ T. K. Cheyne; J. Sutherland Black, eds. (1901) [1899]. "Hermogenes". Encyclopaedia Biblica: A Critical Dictionary of the Literary, Political, and Religious History, the Archaeology, Geography, and Natural History of the Bible. 2, E–K. New York: The Macmillan Company.
  5. ^ Easton's Bible Dictionary entry on Julia
  6. ^ Luke 3:31
  7. ^ "Topical Bible: Matthan". biblehub. Retrieved 2015-10-02.
  8. ^ a b Luke 3:25
  9. ^ T. K. Cheyne; J. Sutherland Black, eds. (1901) [1899]. "Nagge". Encyclopaedia Biblica: A Critical Dictionary of the Literary, Political, and Religious History, the Archaeology, Geography, and Natural History of the Bible. 3, L–P. New York: The Macmillan Company.

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainEaston, Matthew George (1897). "article name needed". Easton's Bible Dictionary (New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons.