This article contains a free Women of the Bible Study resource on the subject of Candace. It provides facts, a biography and information about this famous woman of the Bible for bible study. There is also reference to where Candace is mentioned in the Holy Bible.
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).
Biography, Facts and Information about Candace
The following info provides a concise biography with facts and information about Candace:
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 of this famous woman. 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".
Candace - A Free Christian Bible Study Resource
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