Sceva

An otherwise unknown and possibly self-styled Jewish high priest whose seven sons fell foul of Paul at Ephesus (Acts 19:14) when they attempted unsuccessfully to imitate Paul's power of exorcism.

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  • Sceva —    An implement, a Jew, chief of the priests at Ephesus (Acts 19:13 16); i.e., the head of one of the twenty four courses of the house of Levi. He had seven sons, who took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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