Sosthenes [Sŏs'thenēs]—of sound strength or saviour from “i save.”
- The chief ruler of the synagogue at Corinth who suffered at the hands of the Hellenistic Greeks when Gallio dismissed the case against Paul (Acts 18:17 RV).
- The believer or “brother” whom Paul unites with himself in addressing the Corinthian Church (1 Cor. 1:1). Perhaps both references are to the same man, Sosthenes of Acts 18:17 becoming a Christian after the Gallio outburst.