Since Mar 21, 2005
I'm a happily married, father of 10. I'm raising my family with biblical Christian values. We homeschool all of our children, and I work as a Quality Manager for a technology based design and manufacturing company.
I chose the name "Sopater" because I admire the Bereans of Acts 17.
sō´pa-tẽr, sop´a-tẽr (Σώπατος, Sōpatros): the Revised Version (British and American) the son of Pyrrhus; the King James Version omits.
A man of Berea who is mentioned with some Thessalonians and others as accompanying Paul as far as Asia on his return to Jerusalem after his 3rd missionary journey (Act 20:4).
He is probably the same as the Sosipater of Romans 16:21. (From the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE)
A personal name meaning sound parentage. This man accompanied Paul on his final trip to Jerusalem in Acts 20:4. (Holman Bible Dictionary)
Sopater (Strong's# G4986), Σώπατρος, Sōpatros, so'-pat-ros
From the base of "save" (σώζω, sōzō) and "father" (πατήρ, patēr); of a safe father; Sopatrus, a Christian: - Sopater.
The brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.