The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleActs 9:33
And there he found a certain man…
In a house in that
city, into which he entered:
which is a Gentile name, and so might the person be;
though there is mention made of this name among the Jews. We read of
one R. Samuel Bar, (ayyna) "Aenea, or Aeneas" F12; but it was more
common among the Greeks. Aeneas the Trojan is well known in history,
who, after the destruction of Troy, went into Italy, and settled
there; and from him the Trojans are sometimes called Aeneadae. The
name comes from the Greek word (ainw) , "ainoo", which signifies "to
praise"; and Aeneas is one "worthy of praise": though Jerom F13
takes it to be an Hebrew name, which he interprets "one that
answers", or a "poor man", or "misery"; as if it came from the
Hebrew word (hne) , "anah", which signifies "to answer, or to afflict".
Which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy;
that the distemper was grown stubborn, and thought incurable; nor
perhaps had he, or his friends, any hope of his ever being restored
to health again.
F12 T. Hieros. Yebamot, fol. 6. 2. & Midrash Kohelet, fol. 73. 3.
F13 De Nominibus Hebraicis, fol. 105. H.