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Sosthenes in Wikipedia
Sosthenes (Greek, "safe in strength") was the chief ruler of
the synagogue at Corinth, who, according to the New Testament,
was seized and beaten by the mob in the presence of Gallio,
the Roman governor, when he refused to proceed against Paul at
the instigation of the Jews (Acts 18:12-17). The motives of
this assault against Sosthenes (an assault made by the Greeks
according to Acts 18:17) are not recorded.
Some identify him with one whom Paul calls "Sosthenes our
brother," a convert to the faith and co-author of the First
Epistle to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 1:1). It is not
clear whether this identification is tenable. It has also been
alleged that Sosthenes is a later name of Crispus, who is
mentioned in Acts 18:8 and 1 Corinthians 1:14.