1) Ruler of a synagogue at Corinth and assaulted by the angry crowd when he failed to win the case against Paul. Gallio the proconsul refused to intervene (Acts 18:17).
2) Mentioned as associated with Paul in writing to the Corinthians (1 Cor. 1:1) and possibly the former ruler of the Corinthian synagogue.

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