Eutychus


Eutychus

:"For the early Christian theologian, see Eutyches, for the Exarch of Ravenna see Eutychius."

Eutychus was a boy tended to by St. Paul. He fell asleep due to the long nature of the discourse Paul was giving and fell from his seat out of a three story window. Paul then picks him up, insisting that he is not dead, and carries him back upstairs; those gathered then have a meal and a long conversation which lasts until dawn. Paul leaves, and Eutychus is found to be alive. This is related in the New Testament book of Acts 20:9-12.

It is unclear whether the story intends to relate that Eutychus was killed by the fall and Paul raised him, or whether he simply seemed to be dead, with Paul ensuring that he is still alive. Recent translations of the text differ on this point. [ [http://www.christiancourier.com/articles/read/the_case_of_eutychus The Case of Eutychus : ChristianCourier.com ] ] [ [http://www.christiananswers.net/dictionary/eutychus.html Eutychus (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net ] ]

The name "Eutychus" means "fortunate".

References

Further reading

*Arndt, William & Gingrich, F.W. (1967), Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament (University of Chicago Press).
*Barclay, William (1955), The Acts of the Apostles (Philadelphia: Westminster Press).
*Bruce, F.F. (1977), Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans).
*Oster, Richard (1979), The Acts of the Apostles, Part II (Austin, TX: Sweet Publishing Company).

External links

* [http://www.christiancourier.com/articles/read/the_case_of_eutychus The Case of Eutychus] , Christian Courier


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