article contains a free Bible Study resource on the subject of Stephen.
It provides facts, a biography and information
about this famous Biblical character for bible study. There is also
reference to where Stephen is mentioned in the Holy
And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and
miracles among the people.
Bible Dictionary Definition - Who was Stephen?
The definition and outline of Stephen is as follows: According to
the New Testament he was the first Christian martyr.
Stephen Bible Story
Biography, Facts and
Information about Stephen
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provides a concise biography with facts and information about Stephen:
One of the seven deacons, who became a preacher of the gospel. He
was the first Christian martyr. His personal character and history
are recorded in Acts 6. "He fell asleep" with a prayer for his
persecutors on his lips (7:60). Devout men carried him to his grave
It was at the feet of the young Pharisee, Saul of Tarsus, that those
who stoned him laid their clothes (Compare Deuteronomy 17:5-7)
before they began their cruel work. The scene which Saul then
witnessed and the words he heard appear to have made a deep and
lasting impression on his mind (Acts 22:19,20).
The speech of Stephen before the Jewish ruler is the first apology
for the universalism of the gospel as a message to the Gentiles as
well as the Jews. It is the longest speech contained in the Acts, a
place of prominence being given to it as a defence.
We have selected Stephen as one of the most important people and
character from the Bible and provided a biography and character outline
of this famous person.
Much of the information is taken from
the classic reference books including
Matthew George Easton "Easton's Bible Dictionary" and Ashley S Johnson "Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia".
Stephen - A Free Christian Bible Study Resource
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