1. A relative of Annas the high priest, present when Peter and John
were examined before the Sanhedrim
2. A man whose father, Simon the Cyrenian, bore the cross of Christ
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
(1 Timothy 1:20) comp.
(1 Corinthians 5:5)