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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
EPAENETUS (PERSON) [Gk Epainetos (Ἐπαινετος)]. A Roman gentile Christian who received greetings from Paul in Rom 16:5 as “my beloved.” Epaenetus had immigrated to Rome. Rom 16:5 depicts him as the first Christian convert of the province Asia whose capital was Ephesus. He may have been converted by Prisca
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Epaenetus. Believer greeted by Paul in Romans 16:5 as “my beloved” and “the first convert in Asia for Christ.” It is not known if Epaenetus was a personal convert of Paul. Mention of his name has been used to promote the hypothesis that the letter was written for the Ephesians, but contrary evidence
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Epaenetus ep-ēʹ̄nə-təs [Gk. Epainetos]. One of the Christians at Rome to whom Paul sent greetings (Rom. 16:5). All that is known of him is told here. Paul describes him as (1) “my beloved,” (2) “who was the first convert in Asia for Christ.” He was one of the first Christians in the Roman province
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
EPENETUS Believer greeted by Paul in Romans 16:5 as “my dear friend” and “the very first person to become a Christian in the province of Asia” (nlt). It is not known if Epenetus was a personal convert of Paul. Mention of his name has been used to promote the hypothesis that the letter was written for
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
EPAENETUS. Paul’s greeting to the Christians at Rome mentions Epaenetus as his beloved and as the first convert to Christ in Asia (Rom 16:5). The name was not uncommon; it is found in inscriptions both in Rome and Asia. In fact, one such inscription discovered in Rome makes reference to an Epaenetus
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Epaenetus (Gk. Epaɩ́netos)A Christian whom Paul greets as “my beloved” and “the first convert in Asia” (Rom. 16:5). Epaenetus probably belonged to the house church of Prisca and Aquila and was converted by them or Paul. At the time of Paul’s greeting (ca. 58 c.e.), Epaenetus probably lived in Rome.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Epaenetus [ĭ pēˊnə təs] (Gk. Epainetos “worthy of praise”). One of the Christians to whom Paul sent greetings in his letter to the Romans (Rom. 16:5). Called “beloved,” Epaenetus was one of Paul’s first converts in the province of Asia (KJV “Achaia,” following Gk. Achaia in some texts; cf.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Epaenetus—commendable, a Christian at Rome to whom Paul sent his salutation (Rom. 16:5). He is spoken of as “the first fruits of Achaia” (R.V., “of Asia”, i.e., of proconsular Asia, which is probably the correct reading). As being the first convert in that region, he was peculiarly dear to the apostle.