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Smith's Bible Dictionary

(warrior), the Greek form of the Roman name of Quirinus. The full name is Publius Sulpicius Quirinus. He was consul B.C. 12, and was made governor of Syria after the banishment of Archelaus in A.D. 6. He probably was twice governor of Syria; his first governorship extended from B.C. 4 (the year of Christ's birth) to B.C. 1. It was during this time that he was sent to make the enrollment which caused Joseph and Mary to visit Bethlehem. (Luke 2:2) The second enrollment is mentioned in (Acts 5:37)

ATS Bible Dictionary

Or Publius Sulpitius QUIRINUS, according to his Latin appellation, governor of Syria, Luke 2:2. According to history, Quirinus was not properly governor of Syria till some years after this date; and the only census of that time mentioned by secular historians took place when Christ was eight or ten years old. The passage in Luke may be translated, "This enrolment took place first under Cyrenius governor of Syria." Compare Acts 5:37.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
The Grecized form of Quirinus. His full name was Publius Sulpicius Quirinus. Recent historical investigation has proved that Quirinus was governor of Cilicia, which was annexed to Syria at the time of our Lord's birth. Cilicia, which he ruled, being a province of Syria, he is called the governor, which he was de jure, of Syria. Some ten years afterwards he was appointed governor of Syria for the second time. During his tenure of office, at the time of our Lord's birth (Luke 2:2), a "taxing" (R.V., "enrolment;" i.e., a registration) of the people was "first made;" i.e., was made for the first time under his government. (see TAXING.)
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

si-re'-ni-us (Kurenios, "of Cyrene").


2958. Kurenios -- Quirinius, a governor of Syria
... Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: Kurenios Phonetic Spelling:
(koo-ray'-nee-os) Short Definition: Quirinius Definition: Cyrenius or Quirinius ...
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How Cyrenius was Sent by Caesar to Make a Taxation Of
... From The Banishment Of Archelus To The Departure From Babylon. CHAPTER
1. How Cyrenius Was Sent By Caesar To Make A Taxation Of. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 1 how cyrenius was.htm

The Time of his Appearance among Men.
... uttered concerning him. [75] His birth took place during the first census,
while Cyrenius was governor of Syria. [76]. 3. Flavius ...
/...// history/chapter v the time of his.htm

Now Herod and Philip Built Several Cities in Honor of Caesar. ...
... 1. When Cyrenius had now disposed of Archelaus's money, and when the taxings were
come to a conclusion, which were made in the thirty-seventh year of Caesar's ...
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The Peace under Gallienus.
... [2273] Therefore Aurelius Cyrenius, [2274] who is the chief administrator of affairs,
[2275] will observe this ordinance which I have given.". ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter xiii the peace under gallienus.htm

Serapion on the Heresy of the Phrygians.
... "I, Aurelius Cyrenius, a witness, [1658] pray for your health.". And another in
this manner: ... [1658] Of this Aurelius Cyrenius we know nothing. ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter xix serapion on the heresy.htm

The Nativity of Jesus the Messiah.
... They resolve themselves into this: that (beyond the Gospel-narrative) we have no
solid evidence that Cyrenius was at that time occupying the needful official ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter vi the nativity of.htm

Supplementary Note to Chapter ii. The Year of Christ's Birth.
... propriety that Jesus then "began to be about thirty years of age." This view is
further confirmed by the fact that Quirinius, or Cyrenius, mentioned Luke 2:2 ...
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The Rich Women of Piety who Followed Jesus Christ's Teaching by ...
... The agent through whom Saturninus carried out the census in Jud??a was the governor
Cyrenius, according to Luke, chap. ii."--Fr. Junius. ...
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Index i. Of Subjects
... Carmel, view of, i.146. Census, that of Cyrenius, i.181-183; excitement consequent
on, 236, 237, 241. ... Simon of, ii.5-7. Cyrenius, notices of, in St. ...
/.../edersheim/the life and times of jesus the messiah/index i of subjects.htm

The Church History of Eusebius. Index of Subjects.
... Aurelius Cyrenius, a witness, [424]237. Aurelius Cyrenius, imperial official in
Egypt, [425]302. ... Cyrenius, governor of Syria, census under, [779]88, [780]89. ...
/.../pamphilius/the life of constantine/the church history of eusebius.htm

Cyrenius (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CYRENIUS. si-re'-ni-us (Kurenios, "of Cyrene").
See QUIRINIUS. Multi-Version Concordance Cyrenius (1 Occurrence). ...
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Taxing (3 Occurrences)
... (Luke 2:2; RV, "enrolment"), "when Cyrenius was governor of Syria," is simply a
census of the people, or an enrolment of them with a view to their taxation. ...
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Itself (203 Occurrences)
... Luke 2:2 The census itself first took place when Cyrenius had the government of
Syria. (DBY). Luke 5:37 Nor does any one pour new wine into old wine-skins. ...
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Census (24 Occurrences)
... habitable world. (DBY NAS NIV). Luke 2:2 The census itself first took place
when Cyrenius had the government of Syria. (DBY NAS NIV). Luke ...
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Cyre'nians (1 Occurrence)
Cyre'nians. Cyrenians, Cyre'nians. Cyrenius . Multi-Version Concordance
Cyre'nians (1 Occurrence). ... Cyrenians, Cyre'nians. Cyrenius . Reference Bible.
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... the time of a census or enrollment made in the territory of Herod in accordance
with a decree of Augustus when Quirinius (Revised Version; Cyrenius, the King ...
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... in history-not, however, the earliest written-is in Antiquities of the Jews, XVIII,
in connection with the census and survey under Quirinius (Cyrenius) and the ...
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Pass (1172 Occurrences)
... be taxed. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT). Luke 2:2 this enrollment first came to
pass when Cyrenius was governor of Syria -- (YLT). Luke 2:6 ...
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Government (20 Occurrences)
... fight had taken life. (BBE). Luke 2:2 The census itself first took place
when Cyrenius had the government of Syria. (DBY). Luke 3:1 ...
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