Elymas


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Elymas

(ĕl`ĭmăs), the same as Bar-jesusBar-jesus
, called Elymas
, in the New Testament, Jewish sorcerer at Paphos who tried to divert a prospective Christian convert and was cursed with blindness.
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In the Book of the Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 13, we find a very powerful and fiery speech of Paul in which he condemns a certain Bar-Jesus, also called Elymas, a magician, who was standing in the way of the Proconsul Sergius Paulus, who wanted to hear the Word of God and turn towards the faith which was being proclaimed by Paul.
1481-85), in Benozzo Gozzoli's Saint Augustine Lecturing in Rome of 1464-65 (San Gimignano, Sant'Agostino, apse), and in Raphael's tapestry cartoon of 1515-16 representing The Blinding of Elymas before the Proconsul Sergius Paulus (London, Victoria and Albert Museum).
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