|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jump.
2. (p. a. & vb. n.) of leap.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
joo'-ni-as or joo'-ni-a (Iounias, Iounia): One to whom, with Andronicus, greetings are sent by Paul at the close of his letter to the Romans (Romans 16:7). The name may be masculine, Junias, a contraction of Junianus, or feminine Junia; it is Iounian, the accus. form, that is given. In all probability this is the masc., Junias. Paul defines the two as
(1) "my kinsmen,"
(2) "my fellow-prisoners,"
(3) "who are of note among the apostles," and
(4) "who also have been in Christ before me."
(1) They were Jews. Paul calls the Jews "my brethren," "my kinsmen according to the flesh" (Romans 9:3). Because Prisca and Aquila, a Jew and Jewess, are not designated as kinsfolk, Conybeare and Howson suppose "the epithet to denote that the persons mentioned were of the tribe of Benjamin."
(2) They had been companions of Paul in some unrecorded imprisonment. The phrase denotes more than the fact that they, like Paul, had suffered imprisonment for the sake of Christ.
(3) This may mean
(a) that they were well known to the apostolic circle (so Gifford and Weiss), or
(b) distinguished as apostles. The latter is probably correct, "apostle" being used in a wide sense (compare 1 Corinthians 15:7).
The prophetic ministry of the early church consisted of apostles, prophets and teachers (1 Corinthians 12:28 Ephesians 4:11), the apostles being missionaries in the modern sense (see Lindsay, Church and Ministry, chapter iii). Some apostles were missionaries sent out by particular churches (Acts 13:2, 3 2 Corinthians 8:23 Philippians 2:25).
(4) They were among the first converts, "early disciples" like Mnason of Cyprus (Acts 21:16).
S. F. Hunter
Jumping (14 Occurrences)
Acts 3:8 And, jumping up, he got on to his feet and went into the Temple with them, walking and jumping and giving praise to God. (BBE NIV)
Acts 14:10 Said in a loud voice, Get up on your feet. And, jumping up, he went walking about. (BBE)
Acts 19:16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was, jumping on them, was stronger than the two of them, and overcame them, so that they went running from that house, wounded and without their clothing. (BBE)
Leviticus 11:21 But of the winged four-footed things, those which have long legs for jumping on the earth you may have for food; (BBE)
2 Samuel 6:16 And when the ark of the Lord came into the town of David, Michal, Saul's daughter, looking out of the window, saw King David dancing and jumping before the Lord; and to her mind he seemed foolish. (BBE)
1 Kings 18:26 So they took the ox which was given them, and made it ready, crying out to Baal from morning till the middle of the day, and saying, O Baal, give ear to us. But there was no voice and no answer. And they were jumping up and down before the altar they had made. (BBE)
Job 41:19 Out of his mouth go burning lights, and flames of fire are jumping up. (BBE)
Psalms 29:6 He makes them go jumping about like a young ox; Lebanon and Sirion like a young mountain ox. (BBE)
Psalms 114:4 The mountains were jumping like goats, and the little hills like lambs. (BBE)
Psalms 114:6 You mountains, why were you jumping like goats, and you little hills like lambs? (BBE)
Isaiah 35:6 Then will the feeble-footed be jumping like a roe, and the voice which was stopped will be loud in song: for in the waste land streams will be bursting out, and waters in the dry places. (BBE)
Joel 2:5 Like the sound of war-carriages they go jumping on the tops of the mountains; like the noise of a flame of fire burning up the grain-stems, like a strong people lined up for the fight. (BBE)
Nahum 3:2 The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheels, and of the pransing horses, and of the jumping chariots. (KJV BBE)
Zephaniah 1:9 And in that day I will send punishment on all those who come jumping over the doorstep and make their master's house full of violent behaviour and deceit. (BBE)