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Alexander

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: No

Strongs Concordance:

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Alexander

Man-defender.

1. A relative of Annas the high priest, present when Peter and John were examined before the Sanhedrim (Acts 4:6).

2. A man whose father, Simon the Cyrenian, bore the cross of Christ (Mark 15:21).

3. A Jew of Ephesus who took a prominent part in the uproar raised there by the preaching of Paul (Acts 19:33). The Jews put him forward to plead their cause before the mob. It was probably intended that he should show that he and the other Jews had no sympathy with Paul any more than the Ephesians had. It is possible that this man was the same as the following.

4. A coppersmith who, with Hymenaeus and others, promulgated certain heresies regarding the resurrection (1 Timothy 1:19; 2 Timothy 4:14), and made shipwreck of faith and of a good conscience. Paul excommunicated him (1 Timothy 1:20; comp. 1 Corinthians 5:5).


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Alexander

one who assists men


Naves Topical Index
Alexander

1. Son of Simon who bore the cross of Jesus
Mark 15:21

2. A relative of the high priest, present at the defense of Peter and John
Acts 4:6

3. A Jew of Ephesus
Acts 19:33

4. A coppersmith
1 Timothy 1:20; 2 Timothy 4:14


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Alexander

  1. Son of Simon the Cyrenian, who was compelled to bear the cross for our Lord. (Mark 15:21)
  2. One of the kindred of Annas the high priest. (Acts 4:6)
  3. A Jew at Ephesus whom his countrymen put forward during the tumult raised by Demetrius the silversmith, (Acts 19:33) to plead their cause with the mob.
  4. An Ephesian Christian reprobated by St. Paul in (1 Timothy 1:20) as having, together with one Hymen'us, put from him faith and a good conscience, and so made shipwreck concerning the faith. This may be the same with
  5. Alexander the coppersmith, mentioned by the same apostle, (2 Timothy 4:14) as having done him many mischiefs.


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Alexander III

(helper of men brave)

King of Macedon, surnamed the Great, the son of Philip and Olympias, was born at Pella B.C. 356, and succeeded his father B.C. 336. Two years afterwards he crossed the Hellespont (B.C. 334) to carry out the plans of his fathers and execute the mission of (Greece to the civilized world. He subjugated Syria and Palestine B.C. 334-332. Egypt next submitted to him B.C. 332, and in this year he founded Alexandria. In the same year he finally defeated Darius at Gaugamela, who in B.C. 330 was murdered. The next two years were occupied by Alexander in the consolidation of his Persian conquests and the reduction of Bactria. In B.C. 327 he crossed the Indus; turning westward he reached Susa B.C. 325, and proceeded to Babylon B.C. 324, which he chose as the capital of his empire. In the next year (B.C. 323) he died there of intemperance, at the early age of 32, in the midst of his gigantic plans; and those who inherited his conquests left his designs unachieved and unattempted. cf. (Daniel 7:6; 8:5; 11:3) Alexander is intended in (Daniel 2:39) and also Daniel 7:6; 8:5-7; 11:3,4 The latter indicating the rapidity of his conquests and his power. He ruled with great dominion, and did according to his will, (Daniel 11:3) "and there was none that could deliver .... out of his hand." (Daniel 8:7)


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Alexander the Great

The king of Macedonia, the great conqueror; probably represented in Daniel by the "belly of brass" (Daniel 2:32), and the leopard and the he-goat (7:6; 11:3, 4). He succeeded his father Philip, and died at the age of thirty-two from the effects of intemperance, B.C. 323. His empire was divided among his four generals.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Alexanders

ALEX'ANDERS, noun The name of a plant of the genus Smyrnium.

ALEX'ANDER'S FOOT, noun The name of a plant.