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Gaius (of Derbe)
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One of seven people named as Paul’s traveling companions who joined him at Troas on his way to Jerusalem during his third missionary journey (Acts 20:4). He is described as being Δερβαῖος (Derbaios) (“from Derbe”), but there is a variant reading (Δοβήριος, Dobērios, “from Doberus”) that indicates a town in Macedonia rather than Derbe. If this reading is accepted, this Gaius may be the same person as the Gaius of Macedonia mentioned in Acts 19:29. However, the reading is not well attested, and the two are probably separate people.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gaius of Derbe
Gaius of Derbe (Γάϊος, Gaios). One of seven people named as Paul’s traveling companions who joined him at Troas on his way to Jerusalem during his third missionary journey (Acts 20:4). He is described as being Δερβαῖος (Derbaios) (“from Derbe”), but there is a variant reading (Δοβήριος, Dobērios, “from
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gaius (Person)
GAIUS (PERSON) [Gk Gaios (Γαιος)]. 1. A Corinthian Christian mentioned after Crispus and before the household of Stephanas as one of the few people baptized by Paul during his stay in Corinth in the early 50s (1 Cor 1:14). Being baptized by Paul, it is reasonable to assume that Gaius was partial to Paul’s
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gaius
Gaius. 1. Native of Macedonia and traveling companion of Paul during the apostle’s third missionary journey. He and Aristarchus were both seized at Ephesus during the riot caused by Demetrius, the silversmith (Acts 19:29).2. Native of Derbe in Lycaonia, who traveled with Paul from Ephesus to Macedonia
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gaius
3. Gaius of Derbe, who was among those who awaited Paul at Troas and accompanied him on his return to Jerusalem on his third missionary journey (Acts 20:4). It is possible here that “of Derbe” should be taken with Timothy and that Gaius should be classed with the Thessalonians. According to the Western
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gaius
GAIUS1. Native of Macedonia and traveling companion of Paul during the apostle’s third missionary journey. He and Aristarchus were both seized at Ephesus during the riot caused by Demetrius the silversmith (Acts 19:29).2. Native of Derbe in Lycaonia, who traveled with Paul from Ephesus to Macedonia
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Gaius
Gaius (gay´uhs).1 A person in Corinth baptized by Paul (1 Cor. 1:14); he likely was partial to Paul’s position in the church disputes in Corinth. He may be the same Gaius identified as “host to me and to the whole church” in Rom. 16:23.2 A traveling companion, with Aristarchus, of Paul mentioned in
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Gaius
GAIUS. This common Roman name occurs five times in the NT. How many different persons are referred to is uncertain, but probably four.1. A Macedonian Christian who accompanied Paul on some of his journeys and was one of two men seized at the riot in Ephesus (Acts 19:29).2. A Christian of Derbe in Lycaonia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Gaius
GAIUS. A Latin praenomen, used without addition several times in the NT.1. A Macedonian involved in the Ephesian riot (Acts 19:29; *Aristarchus).2. A companion of Paul’s to Jerusalem, a member of the party which awaited the apostle at Troas (Acts 20:4f.), perhaps an official delegate of his church,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gaius
Gaius (Gk. Gáɩ̈os; Lat. Gaiu.)A common Latin name, borne by four men mentioned in the NT, of whom nothing is known beyond these mentions.1. A Macedonian who, along with Aristarchus, had traveled with Paul to Ephesus. There the two Macedonians were caught in a riot against the Christian missionary
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Gaius
GAIUS The name of four men in the New Testament.1. A Christian in Corinth who was one of two people baptized by Paul during his stay in Corinth (1 Cor 1:14). He is probably the same Gaius with whom Paul stayed while in Corinth (Rom 16:23).2. A Macedonian Christian who traveled with Paul, along with
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Gaius
Gaius, also Caius (early 3rd cent.), Roman presbyter. Acc. to *Eusebius (HE 2. 25. 6; cf. 6. 20. 3), he was an orthodox Churchman (ἐκκλησιαστικὸς ἀνήρ). Under *Zephyrinus (198–217) he held a debate with a Montanist, Proclus. He accepted the 13 Epp. of St Paul, but rejected the Gospel and Rev.