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A member of the church in Corinth who was with Paul when he wrote his first letter to the Corinthians (1 Cor 16:17).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
FORTUNATUS (PERSON) [Gk Phortounatos (Φορτουνατος)]. A Corinthian Christian who was part of a delegation, along with Stephanas and Achaicus, which traveled from Corinth to see Paul in Ephesus (1 Cor 16:17). The name Fortunatus (Latin meaning “blessed” or “lucky”) was common among freedmen and slaves
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Fortunatus. Member of the church at Corinth. Fortunatus is a Roman proper name written in Greek and found only once in the NT (1 Cor 16:17). Paul rejoices that he, along with Stephanas and Achaicus, had come to be with him in Ephesus. The Textus Receptus (a 16th-century compilation of Greek NT manuscripts)
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Fortunatus fôr-too̅-nâʹ-təs [Gk. Phortounátos < Lat Fortunatus—‘blessed,’ ‘fortunate’]. Found only once in Scripture (1 Cor. 16:17). Fortunatus, with Stephanus and Achaius, was a member of the Corinthian church, whose presence at Ephesus refreshed the spirit of the apostle Paul. It is possible that
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
FORTUNATUS Member of the church at Corinth. Fortunatus is a Roman proper name written in Greek and found only once in the NT (1 Cor 16:17). Paul rejoiced that he, along with Stephanas and Achaicus, had come to be with him in Ephesus. The Textus Receptus has a subscript naming these three men as the carriers
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Fortunatus (for´chuh-nay´tuhs), one of the three men who brought information to Paul in Ephesus about troubles in the church at Corinth (1 Cor. 16:17). The three individuals (Fortunatus, Achaicus, and Stephanas) may have been emissaries, bearing a letter from some in the Corinthian church (1 Cor. 7:1).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
FORTUNATUS. Mentioned but once (1 Cor 16:17), Fortunatus is connected with two other men who, presumably, came from Corinth to Paul at Ephesus. The three are spoken of as having ministered to Paul in some way, and Paul uses this fact to administer a gentle rebuke to the Corinthian believers in general.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
FORTUNATUS. A member of the Corinthian party which was a blessing to Paul at Ephesus (1 Cor. 16:17f.). Nothing else is certainly known of him. The name is Latin and a common one, and here the man is probably a slave. It has been needlessly assumed that he and *Achaicus belonged to the household of *Stephanas
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary