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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  lovely,  spoken  of  by  Paul  (Col.  1:7;  4:12)  as  "his  dear 
  fellow-servant,"  and  "a  faithful  minister  of  Christ."  He  was 
  thus  evidently  with  him  at  Rome  when  he  wrote  to  the  Colossians 
  He  was  a  distinguished  disciple,  and  probably  the  founder  of  the 
  Colossian  church.  He  is  also  mentioned  in  the  Epistle  to 
  Philemon  (1:23),  where  he  is  called  by  Paul  his 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Epaphras,  covered  with  foam