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A city treasurer, probably of Corinth, who sent his greetings to the believers in Rome through Paul (Rom 16:23).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ERASTUS (PERSON) [Gk Erastos (Ἐραστος)]. Name of three persons in the NT.1. One of Paul’s helpers who, along with Timothy, had been with Paul in Ephesus during his third journey (Acts 19:22). When Paul decided to leave there for Macedonia and Achaia, he sent Erastus and Timothy on ahead.2. A person
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Erastus. Name mentioned three times in the NT. Whether only one individual is being referred to cannot be ascertained, although in each case Erastus is an associate of Paul. The mentions include: (1) a helper of Paul sent with Timothy into Macedonia (Acts 19:22); (2) the city treasurer of Corinth (a
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
1. A Corinthian Christian who sent greetings to Rome (Rom. 16:23). He is given the title “city treasurer,” and is probably the same Erastus mentioned in a Corinthian inscription as “procurator of public buildings” (cf. O. Broneer, BA, 14 , 78–96, esp p. 94; H. J. Cadbury, JBL, 50 , 42–58;
Erastus ə-rasʹtəs [Gk. Erastos—‘beloved’]. The name occurs three times, each time denoting a companion of Paul.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ERASTUS Name mentioned three times in the NT. Whether only one individual is being referred to cannot be ascertained, although in each case Erastus is an associate of Paul’s. The three instances are (1) a helper of Paul sent with Timothy into Macedonia (Acts 19:22); (2) the city treasurer of Corinth
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Erastus (i-ras´tuhs; Gk., “beloved”), three persons associated with Paul. It is possible that two of more of the following could be the same individual.1 A city treasurer (or perhaps superintendent of public works), probably of Corinth, among Paul’s “fellow workers” sending greetings (Rom. 16:23). A
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Insciption found at Corinth mentioning Erastus. JRERASTUS. A name used three times in the NT of a friend or friends of Paul. The Erastus of Rom 16:23 was a chamberlain or treasurer of the city of Corinth who sent his greetings to the Christians at Rome. He appears to be the same as mentioned much
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ERASTUS. 1. An assistant of Paul, who shared Timothy’s mission to Macedonia to allow Paul to continue working from Ephesus (Acts 19:22). The mission may have been directed ultimately to Corinth (cf. 1 Cor. 4:17), and Erastus been one of the ‘brethren’ of 2 Cor. 8; but certainty is impossible. Undoubtedly,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Erastus (Gk. Érastos)The city treasurer (Gk. oikonómos) of Corinth, from whom Paul sends greetings to the church at Rome (Rom. 16:23). Acts 19:22 mentions an Erastus sent with Timothy by Paul to Macedonia from Ephesus. 2 Tim. 4:20 refers to an Erastus who remained at Corinth. A Latin inscription excavated
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Catholic Bible Dictionary
ERASTUS A name mentioned several times in the New Testament. An Erastus was an assistant to Paul and journeyed with Paul and Timothy to Ephesus (Acts 19:22). In 2 Timothy, Erastus “remained at Corinth” (2 Tim 4:20), suggesting that he had been traveling with Paul and then chose to remain in Corinth.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Eras´tus (beloved).1. One of the attendants of St. Paul at Ephesus, who with Timothy was sent forward into Macedonia. Acts 19:22. (a.d. 51.) He is probably the same with Erastus who is again mentioned in the salutations to Timothy. 2 Tim. 4:20.2. Erastus the chamberlain, or rather the public treasurer,