Onesiphorus


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Onesiphorus

(ŏn'ēsĭf`ərəs), in the New Testament, man whom Paul praised highly for hospitality and kindness.
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The man who pioneered such changes in Gloucestershire was the delightfully named Sir George Onesiphorus Paul, who, in the 1780s, set out a blueprint for penal reform in the county.
15, the late Onesiphorus (literally "prophet-bringer" ["Onesiphorus," Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia 537]), who extended hospitality and kindness to him and whose piety benefitted his own family ("Onesiphorus," Interpreter's Dictionary).
He once praised a fellow Christian named Onesiphorus "because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains.