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Apollo Ἀπόλλων
(1,801 words)

I. Name

Apollo is a Greek god whose name occurs as a theophoric element in the names Ἀπόλλως (Acts 18.24, var. lect.: Ἀπελλῆς, Ἀπολλώνιος [of which Apollos is a diminutive]; Acts 19.1, var. lect.: Ἀπελλῆς, 1 Cor. 1.12; 1 Cor. 3.4, 1 Cor. 5, 1 Cor. 6, 1 Cor. 22; 1 Cor. 4.6; 1 Cor. 16.12 and Titus 3.13), Ἀπελλῆς (Rom. 16.10), Ἀπολλωνία (Acts 17.1, var. lect. Ἀπολλωνίς), and Ἀπολλύων (Rev. 9.11).

II. Identity

Apollo is the most typical divine representative of classical Greek culture, the Greek god par e…

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R. van den Broek, “Apollo Ἀπόλλων”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 10 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Apollo>

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