Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
EPISODE CONCERNING APOLLOS AT EPHESUS AND IN ACHAIA. (Acts 18:24-28)
a . . . Jew named Apollos—a contraction from Apollonius.
born at Alexandria—the celebrated city of Egypt on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean, called after its founder, Alexander the Great. Nowhere was there such a fusion of Greek, Jewish, and Oriental peculiarities, and an intelligent Jew educated in that city could hardly fail to manifest all these elements in his mental character.
eloquent—turning his Alexandrian culture to high account.
and mighty in the scriptures—his eloquence enabling him to express clearly and enforce skilfully what, as a Jew, he had gathered from a diligent study of the Old Testament Scriptures.
came to Ephesus—on what errand is not known.
Other Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown entries containing Acts 18:24:
1 Corinthians 1:12
1 Corinthians 13:1
1 Corinthians 16:19
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