Cyrenius Scripture - Luke 2:2

([And] this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)...

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Cyrenius in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE

si-re'-ni-us (Kurenios, "of Cyrene")....

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Cyrenius in Naves Topical Bible

Governor of Syria when Jesus was born Lu 2:2...

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Cyrenius in Smiths Bible Dictionary

(warrior), the Greek form of the Roman name of Quirinus. The full name is Publius Sulpicius Quirinus. He was consul B.C. 12, and was made governor of Syria after the banishment of Archelaus in A.D. 6. He probably was twice governor of Syria; his first governorship extended from B.C. 4 (the year of Christ's birth) to B.C. 1. It was during this ...

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Cyrenius in Easton's Bible Dictionary

the Grecized form of Quirinus. His full name was Publius Sulpicius Quirinus. Recent historical investigation has proved that Quirinus was governor of Cilicia, which was annexed to Syria at the time of our Lord's birth. Cilicia, which he ruled, being a province of Syria, he is called the governor, which he was de jure, of Syria. Some ten ye...

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Cyrenius in Fausset's Bible Dictionary

(See CENSUS.) Publius Sulpicius Quirinus (not Quirinius). Consul 12 B.C., made governor of Syria after Archelaus' banishment, A.D. 6 (Josephus, Ant. 17:13, section 5). He was directed to make a census or "enrollment" of property (Luke 2:2, apografee) in Syria and Judaea. Varus was governor up to the end of 4 B.C. Volusius Saturninus was govern...

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