saint cornelius

Cornelius

[kawr-neel-yuhs, -nee-lee-uhs; for 2, 3, also German kawr-ney-lee-oos]
noun
1.
Saint, died a.d. 253, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 251–253.
2.
Peter von [pey-tuhr fuhn] , 1783–1867, German painter.
3.
a male given name: from a Roman family name.
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Cornelius definition


a centurion whose history is narrated in Acts 10. He was a "devout man," and like the centurion of Capernaum, believed in the God of Israel. His residence at Caesrea probably brought him into contact with Jews who communicated to him their expectations regarding the Messiah; and thus he was prepared to welcome the message Peter brought him. He became the first fruit of the Gentile world to Christ. He and his family were baptized and admitted into the Christian church (Acts 10:1, 44-48). (See CENTURION.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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saint cornelius

pope from 251 to 253.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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