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PROCHORUS. Prochorus is mentioned only once in the New Testament (Acts 6:5) where he is named as one of the seven who were to minister with their hands, thus freeing the apostles to preach. Because Prochorus is a Greek name, it may be conjectured that he was a Hellenistic Jew who had taken up more or less permanent residence in Jerusalem. As such, he would be a sympathetic arbiter in the dispute that had arisen between the Greek and Hebrew-speaking Christians. He is described as being “full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom” (Acts 6:3).

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(Prochoros) : One of "the seven" chosen by the Christian community in Jerusalem to superintend the dispensing of charity to the widows and other poor (Ac 6:5). The name is Greek, and he may have been a Hellenist. According to tradition he became bishop of Nicomedia and died a martyr at Antioch.

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(leader of the chorus), one of the seven deacons, being the third of the list, and named next after Stephen and Philip. (Acts 6:5)

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