Sopater

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For other people named Sopater, see Sopater (disambiguation).

Sopater (so'-pa-ter, sop'-a-ter[1] (gr Σωπατρoς; Sopatros, "saviour of his father",[2] Easton's reads "The father who saves",[3] Holman's reads “sound parentage”)[4] was the son of Pyrhus,[5] a man from the city of Berea, mentioned in Acts 20:4. Sopater and others accompanied Paul out of Macedonia after a group of Jews began to plot against Paul, and then sailed from Philippi to Alexandria Troas where they met Paul who had gone by land.

It is commonly accepted that Sopater is the kinsman of Paul noted in Romans 16:21[1] as Sosipater.[6] He is honored as Saint Sosipater, April 29, by the Eastern Orthodox Church.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orr, James, M. A., D. D. General Editor. Sopater. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915. Retrieved December 9, 2005.
  2. ^ Thayer, & Smith, (nd). Sopatros. The New Testament Greek Lexicon. Retrieved December 9, 2005
  3. ^ Easton, M. G. (1897). Sopater. Easton's Bible Dictionary. Retrieved December 9, 2005
  4. ^ Sopater. (1991). Eds. Trent C. Butler. Holman Bible Dictionary Retrieved December 9, 2005
  5. ^ Thayer, & Smith, (nd). Sopatros. The New Testament Greek Lexicon. Retrieved December 9, 2005
  6. ^ Orr, James, M. A., D. D. General Editor. Sopater. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915. Retrieved December 9, 2005.
  • Note that all of the above cite works agree on this point.
  1. ^ Studylight.org
  2. ^ Holy Bishopry of Veria, Naousa and Kampania, Imverias.gr