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GREEK: 2333 yeudav Theudas
NAVE: Theudas
EBD: Theudas
SMITH: THEUDAS
ISBE: THEUDAS
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Theudas

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Theudas: NET AVS NIV NRSV NASB TEV
man who led an unsuccessful rebellion against Rome

flowing with water

Greek

Strongs #2333: yeudav Theudas

Theudas = "God-given"

1) the name of an insurgent mentioned in Gamaliel's speech before the
Jewish council, Ac 5:35-39, at the time of the arraignment of
the apostles. He appeared, according to Luke's account, at the
head of about four hundred men. He was probably one of the
insurrectionary chiefs or fanatics by whom the land was overrun in
the last year of Herod's reign. Josephus speaks of a Theudas who
played a similar part at the time of Claudius, about A.D. 44; but
the Theudas mentioned by Luke must be a different person from the
one spoken of by Josephus.

2333 Theudas thyoo-das'

of uncertain origin; Theudas, an Israelite:-Theudas.

Theudas [EBD]

thanksgiving, referred to by Gamaliel in his speech before the council at Jerusalem (Acts 5:36). He headed an insurrection against the Roman authority. Beyond this nothing is known of him.

Theudas [NAVE]

THEUDAS, a Jewish insurrectionist, Acts 5:36.

THEUDAS [SMITH]

(God-given), the name of an insurgent mentioned in Gamaliel?s speech before the Jewish council, (Acts 6:35-39) at the time of the arraignment of the apostles. He appeared, according to Luke?s account, at the head of about four hundred men. He was probably one of the insurrectionary chiefs or fanatics by whom the land was overrun in the last year of Herod?s reign. Josephus speaks of a Theudas who played a similar part in the time of Claudius, about A.D. 44; but the Theudas mentioned by St. Luke must be a different person from the one spoken of by Josephus.

THEUDAS [ISBE]

THEUDAS - thu'-das (Theudas, a contraction of Theodorus, "the gift of God"): Theudas is referred to by Gamaliel in his speech before the Sanhedrin, when he advised them as to the position they should adopt in regard to the apostles (Acts 5:36). The failure of the rebellion of Theudas was quoted by Gamaliel on this occasion as typical of the natural end of such movements as were inspired "not of God, but of men." A rising under one Theudas is also described by Josephus (Ant., XX, v, 1), but this occurred at a later date (according to Josephus about 44 or 45 AD) than the speech of Gamaliel (before 37 AD). Of theories put forward in explanation of the apparent anachronism in Gameliels speech, the two most in favor are (1) that as there were many insurrections during the period in question, the two writers refer to different Theudases; (2) that the reference to Theudas in the narrative of Acts was inserted by a later reviser, whose historical knowledge was inaccurate (Weiss; compare also Knowling, The Expositor's Greek Testament, II, 157-59).

C. M. Kerr




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