Sosthenes (Sos´thuh-neez)

1 The “official” of a Jewish synagogue in Corinth while Paul was there, according to Acts 18:17. He either replaced Crispus as synagogue leader or shared that office with him (Acts 18:8). Sosthenes was beaten by a local mob in the presence of Gallio the proconsul, who chose not to intervene in what he regarded as a religious dispute (Acts 18:12-17). 2 The coauthor with Paul of 1 Corinthians (1Cor 1:1). If he is the same person described in 1, he became a Christian and possibly went from Corinth to Ephesus to visit Paul with the delegation of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus (1Cor 16:17-18). Otherwise, nothing further is known about him.

Acts 18:8

8Crispus, the official of the synagogue, became a believer in the Lord, together with all his household; and many of the Corinthians who heard Paul became belie ... View more

Acts 18:12-17

12But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack on Paul and brought him before the tribunal.13They said, “This man is persuading people ... View more

1Cor 1:1

1Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes,

1Cor 16:17-18

17I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have made up for your absence;18for they refreshed my spirit as well as yours. ... View more

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