Apollos



the ancient Greek and Roman god of light, healing, music, poetry, prophecy, and manly beauty; the son of Leto and brother of Artemis.
a very handsome young man.
Aerospace. one of a series of U.S. spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to the moon and back.
Historical Examples

We are not Jupiters; we are not apollos; but we can take our stand and shoot our arrows a little way into the dark.
Recollections and Impressions Octavius Brooks Frothingham

How the devil can a whole bunch of perfect apollos disappear that way?
The Gay Rebellion Robert W. Chambers

It is Paul and apollos who plant and water, but God who giveth the increase.
The Note-Books of Samuel Butler Samuel Butler

The teaching of apollos was not opposed to Paul’s, but supplementary of it.
The Expositor’s Bible: The First Epistle to the Corinthians Marcus Dods

He, too, was the exception, as much and perhaps more than the Jupiters and the apollos.
The Man Who Laughs Victor Hugo

And certainly apollos could not say, “I have planted as well as watered.”
Talks To Farmers Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Priscilla was associated with Aquila in “expounding the way of God more perfectly to apollos.”
Woman: Man’s Equal Thomas Webster

Paul may plant, and apollos water, but God giveth the increase.
Elijah the Tishbite C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh

The man who held to Paul and would learn nothing from apollos or Peter was defrauding himself of his rights.
The Expositor’s Bible: The First Epistle to the Corinthians Marcus Dods

For these are they who are of Paul, and of apollos, and of Cephas.
History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Joseph Smith

noun (pl) -los
a strikingly handsome youth
noun (pl) -los
a handsome Eurasian mountain butterfly, Parnassius apollo, with palish wings and prominent red ocelli
noun
(classical myth) the god of light, poetry, music, healing, and prophecy: son of Zeus and Leto
noun
any of a series of manned US spacecraft designed to explore the moon and surrounding space. Apollo 11 made the first moon landing in July 1969

Olympian deity, god of music, poetry, medicine, etc., later identified with Helios, the sun god; the name is a Latin form of Greek Apollon, said to be perhaps related to an obsolete Greek verb meaning “to drive away” (evil, etc.) [Klein, citing Usener].

The Greek and Roman god of poetry, prophecy, medicine, and light. Apollo represents all aspects of civilization and order. He was worshiped at the Delphic oracle, where a priestess gave forth his predictions. Zeus was his father, and Artemis was his sister. He is sometimes identified with Hyperion, the Titan he succeeded.

Note: As a representative of controlled and ordered nature, Apollo is often contrasted with Dionysus, the god who represents wild, creative energies.

Note: The sun was sometimes described as Apollo’s chariot, riding across the sky.

a Jew “born at Alexandria,” a man well versed in the Scriptures and eloquent (Acts 18:24; R.V., “learned”). He came to Ephesus (about A.D. 49), where he spake “boldly” in the synagogue (18:26), although he did not know as yet that Jesus of Nazareth was the Messiah. Aquila and Priscilla instructed him more perfectly in “the way of God”, i.e., in the knowledge of Christ. He then proceeded to Corinth, where he met Paul (Acts 18:27; 19:1). He was there very useful in watering the good seed Paul had sown (1 Cor. 1:12), and in gaining many to Christ. His disciples were much attached to him (1 Cor. 3:4-7, 22). He was with Paul at Ephesus when he wrote the First Epistle to the Corinthians; and Paul makes kindly reference to him in his letter to Titus (3:13). Some have supposed, although without sufficient ground, that he was the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews.

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