Sosthenes

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

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Acts 18:12-17

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1Cor 1:1

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1Cor 16:17-18

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