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Lucius of Cyrene was one of the prophets and teachers who presided in the Church at Antioch (Acts 13:1). He seems to have belonged pretty certainly to the band of Cypriotes and Cyrenians by whom the Gentile Church at Antioch was founded (Acts 11:20). Some commentators have rather absurdly identified him with St. Luke. The names are not identical or even very near one another, and there is no reason to think that St. Luke would have introduced himself in this haphazard way. He may be identified with the Lucius of Romans 16:21.

W. A. Spooner.


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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Lucius'. Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hdn/l/lucius.html. 1906-1918.

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