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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
STEPHANAS (PERSON) [Gk Stephanas (Στεφανας)]. A Christian from Corinth whose household Paul identifies as “the first converts in Achaia” (1 Cor 16:15). Stephanas (whose name means “crown”) was the head of a household in Corinth important enough for Paul to mention twice in 1 Corinthians (1:16; 16:15–17).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Stephanas. Christian convert at Corinth. He and his household were evidently Paul’s first converts in Achaia. The members of Stephanas’ family were some of the few Corinthian believers personally baptized by Paul. Stephanas and his kin were praised for their devotion and service to the Corinthian church.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Stephanas stefʹə-nas [Gk. Stephanas—‘crown’; short form of Stephanēphoros (?)—‘crown-bearer’, or a development of Stephanos (?)]. A member of the church in Corinth. Paul called attention to several things about him (and his family). First, Stephanas and his household were among the earliest converts
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
STEPHANAS Christian believer at Corinth. He and his household were evidently Paul’s first converts in Achaia. The members of Stephanas’s family were some of the few Corinthian believers personally baptized by Paul. Stephanas and his kin were praised for their devotion and service to the Corinthian church.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Stephanas (stef´uh-nuhs), the head of a household whose members were Paul’s first converts in Corinth (1 Cor. 16:15; cf. 1:16). Apparently he remained loyal to Paul, and when trouble broke out in the Corinthian church he accompanied Fortunatus and Achaicus on a visit to Paul in Ephesus with information
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
STEPHANAS. Paul calls Stephanas and his household “the firstfruits of Achaia” (1 Cor 16:15) and lists him as one of the few in Corinth that he had personally baptized (1 Cor 1:16). As one of the leading members of the Corinthian church, Stephanas was sent with two others to Paul in Ephesus, bringing
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
STEPHANAS. A Corinthian, whose family, one of the few baptized by Paul himself (1 Cor. 1:16), was known for its exertions in voluntary Christian service; Paul, perhaps thinking of the Corinthian factions, bespeaks recognition of such leadership (1 Cor. 16:15ff.). The phrase ‘the first converts of Achaia’ (cf.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Stephanas (Gk. Stephanás)A prominent Corinthian Christian and Paul’s first convert in Achaia (1 Cor. 16:15; cf. Acts 17:34), whom he personally baptized (1 Cor. 1:16). Along with Fortunatus and Achaicus (members of his household?), Stephanas visited Paul in Ephesus as he wrote 1 Corinthians. Perhaps
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Stephanas [stĕfˊə nəs] (Gk. Stephanas “crown”). A Corinthian Christian whose household members were the first Christians in the province of Achaia (1 Cor. 16:15) and who were among the few at Corinth baptized by Paul (1:16). Because they had “devoted themselves to the service of the saints” (16:15),
Catholic Bible Dictionary
STEPHANAS A Christian from Corinth. Paul called his household “the first converts in Achaia” (1 Cor 16:15); they were baptized by Paul himself (1 Cor 1:16). The members of the household of Stephanas are praised by Paul for “they have devoted themselves to the service of the saints” (1 Cor 16:15). With