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demetrius


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Demetrius 
  n  :  son  of  Antigonus  Cyclops  and  king  of  Macedonia;  he  and  his 
  father  were  defeated  at  the  battle  of  Ipsus  (337-283  BC) 
  [syn:  {Demetrius},  {Demetrius  I},  {Demetrius  Poliorcetes}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Demetrius 
  (1.)  A  silversmith  at  Ephesus,  whose  chief  occupation  was  to 
  make  "silver  shrines  for  Diana"  (q.v.),  Acts  19:24,i.e.,  models 
  either  of  the  temple  of  Diana  or  of  the  statue  of  the  goddess. 
  This  trade  brought  to  him  and  his  fellow-craftsmen  "no  small 
  gain,"  for  these  shrines  found  a  ready  sale  among  the  countless 
  thousands  who  came  to  this  temple  from  all  parts  of  Asia  Minor. 
  This  traffic  was  greatly  endangered  by  the  progress  of  the 
  gospel,  and  hence  Demetrius  excited  the  tradesmen  employed  in 
  the  manufacture  of  these  shrines,  and  caused  so  great  a  tumult 
  that  "the  whole  city  was  filled  with  confusion." 
 
  (2.)  A  Christian  who  is  spoken  of  as  having  "a  good  report  of 
  all  men,  and  of  the  truth  itself"  (3  John  1:12). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Demetrius,  belonging  to  corn,  or  to  Ceres 
 




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