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Philetus

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
Philetus

Amiable, with Hymenaeus, at Ephesus, said that the "resurrection was past already" (2 Timothy 2:17, 18). This was a Gnostic heresy held by the Nicolaitanes. (See ALEXANDER.)


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Philetus

amiable; beloved


Naves Topical Index
Philetus

An heretical teacher at Rome.
2 Timothy 2:17-18


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Philetus

(beloved) was possibly a disciple of Hymen'us, with whom he is associated in (2 Timothy 2:17) and who is named without him in an earlier epistle. (1 Timothy 1:20) (A.D. 68-64) Thep appear to have been persons who believed the Scripture of the Old Testament, but misinterpreted them, allegorizing away the doctrine of the resurrection and resolving it all into figure and metaphor. The delivering over unto Satan. seems to have been a form of excommunication declaring the person reduced to the state of a heathen; and in the apostolic age it was accompanied with supernatural or miraculous effects upon the bodies of the persons so delivered.