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erastus


erastus


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Erastus 
  beloved.  (1.)  The  chamberlain"  of  the  city  of  Corinth  (Rom. 
  16:23),  and  one  of  Paul's  disciples.  As  treasurer  of  such  a  city 
  he  was  a  public  officer  of  great  dignity,  and  his  conversion  to 
  the  gospel  was  accordingly  a  proof  of  the  wonderful  success  of 
  the  apostle's  labours. 
 
  (2.)  A  companion  of  Paul  at  Ephesus,  who  was  sent  by  him  along 
  with  Timothy  into  Macedonia  (Acts  19:22).  Corinth  was  his  usual 
  place  of  abode  (2  Tim.  4:20);  but  probably  he  may  have  been  the 
  same  as  the  preceding. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Erastus,  lovely,  amiable 
  Erech;  length;  health;  physic