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GREEK: 3532 Nikolaov Nikolaos
NAVE: Nicolas Nicolaus
EBD: Nicolas
Nicanor | Nicodemus | Nicodemus, Gospel Of | Nicolaitanes | Nicolaitans | Nicolas | Nicopolis | Niger | Nigh | Night | Night Hawk


In Bible versions:

Nicolaus: AVS NRSV TEV
one of seven men chosen by the church at Jerusalem to look after the distribution of food

victory of the people ( --> same as Nicodemus)


Strongs #3532: Nikolaov Nikolaos

Nicolas = "victor of the people"

1) was a proselyte of Antioch and one of the seven deacons of the
church at Jerusalem

3532 Nikolaos nik-ol'-ah-os

from 3534 and 2994; victorious over the people; Nicolaus, a
see GREEK for 3534
see GREEK for 2994

Nicolas [EBD]

the victory of the people, a proselyte of Antioch, one of the seven deacons (Acts 6:5).

Nicolas [NAVE]

NICOLAS, a proselyte of Antioch, and deacon of the church at Jerusalem, Acts 6:5, 6.

Nicolaus [NAVE]

See: Nicolas.


(victor of the people), (Acts 6:5) a native of Antioch and a proselyte to the Jewish faith. When the church was still confined to Jerusalem, he became a convert and being a man of honest report full of the Holy Ghost and of wisdom, he was chosen by the whole multitude of the disciples to be one of the first seven deacons, and was ordained by the apostles. There is no reason except the simplicity of name for identifying Nicolas with the sect of Nicolaitans which our Lord denounces, for the traditions on the subject are of no value.


NICOLAUS; NICOLAS - nik-o-la'-us (English Versions of the Bible), nik'-o-las (Nikolaos): One of "the seven" chosen to have the oversight of "the daily ministration" to the poor of the church in Jerusalem (Acts 6:5). He is called "a proselyte of Antioch"; the other 6 were therefore probably Jews by birth. This is the first recorded case of the admission of a proselyte into office in the Christian church. Some of the church Fathers (Irenaeus, Hippolytus, Pseudo-Tertullian) state that he was the founder of the sect called NICOLAITANS (which see) (Rev 2:15). Other Fathers seem to suggest that this was a vain claim made by this sect in seeking apostolic authority for their opinions. It may be that the opinions of this sect were an antinomian exaggeration of the preaching of Nicolaus.

S. F. Hunter

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