An Athenian lady, honorably distinguished as one of the few who embraced Christianity at Athens under the preaching of Paul, Ac 17:34.
a heifer, an Athenian woman converted to Christianity under the preaching of Paul (Ac 17:34). Some have supposed that she may have been the wife of Dionysius the Areopagite.
An Athenian woman converted by Paul's preaching (Ac 17:34.). When most "mocked" or deferred, she and Dionysius the Areopagite "clave unto Paul and believed."
A convert at Athens (Ac 17:34). As women of the upper classes were kept more in the background there than in Macedonia or Asia Minor, she was probably not of noble birth (cf. Ac 17:4,12). The name is perhaps a corruption of Damalis, 'a heifer.' The Bezan MS omits it.
A. J. Maclean.
A woman at Athens who believed the gospel preached by Paul. Ac 17:34.