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Stachys
A head of grain
Strong's #G4720

Stachys is one of the many Roman Christians the Apostle Paul salutes in the book of Romans.

References
Romans 16:9

Stephanas
Crowned
Strong's #G4734

Stephanas and his family are noteworthy as being the earliest converts to Christianity in the province of Achaia (which includes Athens and Corinth). They were also some of the select people Paul personally baptized in Corinth (1Corinthians 1:16).

References
1Corinthians 1:16, 16:15, 17

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Stephen
Crowned
Strong's #G4736

Stephen is consider the first recorded martyr for the Christian faith. He was an early Jewish convert to Christianity who possessed a high level of wisdom and spiritual maturity. He was chosen, with six others, to be the first specially designated servants (other than the apostles) of the fledgling Jerusalem church (Acts 6:1 - 6).

References
Acts 6, 7:59, 8:2, 11:19, 22:20

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Straight Street
Level
Strong's #G2117

Ananias, a Christian living in Damascus, is told by God to visit a man named Judas living on Straight Street. At his home he will find a man named Saul (later Paul) praying. Ananias was then instructed to lay hands on Saul so that he could be healed of the blindness he received while traveling to Damascus.

References
Acts 9:11

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Succoth
Booths
Strong's #H5523

Succoth was one of the places the Israelites camped at after leaving Egypt. A city name Succoth is also located east of the Jordan River near Penuel.

References
Genesis 33:17, Exodus 12:37, 13:20, Numbers 33:5 - 6, Joshua 13:27, Judges 8:5 - 16, 1Kings 7:46, 2Chronicles 4:17, Psalm 60:6, 108:7

Sychar
Drunken
Strong's #G4965

Sychar was a city in Samaria where Jacob's well was located. Jesus visited the city and spoke to a Samaritan woman at the well.

References
John 4:5

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Syntyche
With fate, an accident
Strong's #G4941

Syntyche was a prominent female Christian living in Philippi, a place where the church first took root among the city's women (Acts 16:13 - 15).

References
Philippians 4:2

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Syracuse
A Syrian hearing
Strong's #G4946

Syracuse was a port city located on the island of Sicilia (Sicily). The Apostle Paul, toward the end of his fourth missionary journey, sailed to the city from the island of Malta.

References
Acts 28:12

Syria
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Syrian Antioch
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