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Greek: Δημήτριος —transliteration: Démétrios or Demetrios —origin: from the Greek goddess of agriculture Démétér (Demeter)

This is the name of 2 men in the Bible.

  1. Demetrius, an Ephesian silversmith

    The primary business of this silversmith of Ephesus was the making of “silver shrines of Artemis (Diana), Acts 19:24, i.e., models either of her temple or her statue.

    This trade brought to him and his fellow-craftsmen “no small gain,” for these shrines found a ready sale among the countless thousands who came to this temple from all parts of Asia Minor.

    This traffic was greatly endangered by the progress of the gospel, and hence Demetrius excited the tradesmen employed in the manufacture of these shrines, and caused so great a tumult that “the whole city was filled with confusion.”

    This man is is mentioned by name in Acts 19:24; 19:38.

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  2. Demetrius, a Christian

    He is a Christian who is spoken of as having “a good report of all men, and of the truth itself” (3 John 1:12).

Article Version: August 12, 2021