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Paulus, Sergius

Paw´luhs, suhr´ji-uhs

The Roman proconsul when Paul and Barnabas visited Cyprus (Acts 13:5-12). He is pictured as an intelligent Gentile, sympathetic to the Christian gospel. According to Acts, he became a Christian after Paul caused the blindness of the hostile Jewish magician Elymas (Bar-Jesus).

  • Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.