1. [syn: Stephen, Sir Leslie Stephen]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: English writer (1832-1904) [syn: Stephen, Sir Leslie
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
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 (8:2).
It was at the feet of the young Pharisee, Saul of Tarsus, that
those who stoned him laid their clothes (comp. Deut. 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
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's):
Stephen, same as Stephanas
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):
Stephen, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota
Population (2000): 708
Housing Units (2000): 331
Land area (2000): 0.818521 sq. miles (2.119959 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.818521 sq. miles (2.119959 sq. km)
FIPS code: 62698
Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
Location: 48.450677 N, 96.875338 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 56757
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.