safe in strength, the chief ruler of the synagogue at Corinth, who was seized and beaten by the mob in the presence of Gallio, the Roman governor, when he refused to proceed against Paul at the instigation of the Jews (Acts 18:12-17). The motives of this assault against Sosthenes are not recorded, nor is it mentioned whether it was made by Greeks or Romans. Some identify him, but without sufficient grounds, with one whom Paul calls "Sosthenes our brother," a convert to the faith (1 Cor. 1:1).
What share in the letter sosthenes actually had it is impossible to say.
Then all the Greeks took sosthenes, the chief ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat.
And all laying hold on sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, beat him before the judgment seat.
The task of acting as host to him falls on one sosthenes, whose daughter Hysmine strikes Hysminias with love at first sight.
sosthenes, who defeated the Gauls, reigned also but a short time.