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Bible Dictionary Definition - Who was Candace?
The definition and outline of Candace is as follows: A Queen of
Ethiopia mentioned in the New Testament. Candace, was the title for
queens and queen mothers of the ancient African empire of Kush (also
known as Nubia).
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The queen of the Ethiopians whose "eunuch" or
chamberlain was converted to Christianity by the instrumentality of
Philip the evangelist (Acts 8:27). The country which she ruled was
called by the Greeks Meroe, in Upper Nubia. It was long the centre
of commercial intercourse between Africa and the south of Asia, and
hence became famous for its wealth (Isaiah 45:14).
It is somewhat singular that female sovereignty seems to have
prevailed in Ethiopia, the name Candace (compare "Pharaoh,"
"Ptolemy," "Caesar") being a title common to several successive
queens. It is probable that Judaism had taken root in Ethiopia at
this time, and hence the visit of the queen's treasurer to Jerusalem
to keep the feast. There is a tradition that Candace was herself
converted to Christianity by her treasurer on his return, and that
he became the apostle of Christianity in that whole region, carrying
it also into Abyssinia. It is said that he also preached the gospel
in Arabia Felix and in Ceylon, where he suffered martyrdom.
We have selected Candace as one of the most important women from the Bible and provided a biography and character outline
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Much of the information is taken from
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Matthew George Easton "Easton's Bible Dictionary" and Ashley S Johnson "Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia".
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