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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

crown; crowned

Smith's Bible Dictionary

a Christian convert of Corinth whose household Paul baptized as the "first-fruits of Achaia." (1 Corinthians 1:16; 16:15) (A.D. 53.)

ATS Bible Dictionary

A Christian of Corinth, whose family Paul baptized, the first convert to the gospel in Achaia, probably about A. D. 52, 1 1 Corinthians 1:16. He was forward in the service of the church, and came to Paul at Ephesus, 1 1 Corinthians 16:15,17.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Crown, a member of the church at Corinth, whose family were among those the apostle had baptized (1 Corinthians 1:16; 16:15, 17). He has been supposed by some to have been the "jailer of Philippi" (Comp. Acts 16:33). The First Epistle to the Corinthians was written from Philippi some six years after the jailer's conversion, and he was with the apostle there at that time.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

stef'-a-nas (Stephanas): The name occurs only in 1 Corinthians 1:16; 1 Corinthians 16:15-18. Stephanas was a Christian of Corinth; his household is mentioned in 1 Corinthians 16:15 as the first family won to Christ in Achaia, and in 1 Corinthians 1:16 as among the few personally baptized by Paul at Corinth. The "house of Stephanas," apparently of independent means, had "set themselves to minister unto the saints" (1 Corinthians 16:15), i.e. to do Christian service. Possibly this service consisted in putting their house at the disposal of the Christians at Corinth for worshipping, or in rendering special assistance in establishing intercommunication between the Corinthian church and the apostle, or the other churches. An instance of such service was the commission of Stephanas at Ephesus referred to in 1 Corinthians 16:17, 18. At the occasion of some disorders in the Corinthian church Stephanas, with Fortunatus and Achaicus in the deputation, brought a letter of the Corinthians to Paul. Our present 1 Corinthians is the reply to this letter, and thus, in all probability, the three men mentioned above were the bearers of this epistle. With fine courtesy Paul expresses his appreciation for this service in 1 Corinthians 16:18, referring to it as a cherished opportunity of fellowship with his beloved Corinthians through these representatives. It is in consideration of such Christian service that Paul enjoins upon the Corinthians to show the house of Stephanas that respect and deference due to Christian leaders by willingly submitting to their direction.

S. D. Press

4734. Stephanas -- "crowned," Stephanas, a Christian at Corinth
... 4733, 4734. Stephanas. 4735 . "crowned," Stephanas, a Christian at Corinth.
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: Stephanas ...
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1 Cor. xvi. 10
... Therefore it is that he saith, "Let all things be done in love.". [3.] Ver.15.
"Now I beseech you, brethren;"ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the ...
/.../homilies on the epistles of paul to the corinthians/homily xliv 1 cor xvi.htm

Of Paul's Assertion, that He had not Been Sent to Baptize.
... argument baptism were done away! For if so, why did he baptize Gaius, and
Crispus, and the house of Stephanas? [8686] However, even if ...
/.../tertullian/on baptism/chapter xiv of pauls assertion that.htm

Forms Versus Character
... in a precisely similar tone and for precisely the same reason, when he says, in
effect, 'I baptized Crispus and Gaius and the household of Stephanas, and I ...
/.../maclaren/romans corinthians to ii corinthians chap v/forms versus character.htm

Homilies of St. John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople, on ...
... [3.] They had written accordingly to him by the hand of Fortunatus and Stephanas
and Achaicus, by whom also he himself writes; and this he has indicated in the ...
/.../homilies of st john chrysostom.htm

The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
... members of Chloe's household told him of the development of factions there; and
a letter was sent, perhaps {136} by the hands of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and ...
/.../pullan/the books of the new testament/chapter x the first epistle.htm

But we must Follow Our Preacher, who Can Only Turn Away with ...
... had the lesser gifts in the more showy "tongues," and "knowledge"; but one family
amongst them had the greater,""the household of Stephanas," for it had ...
/.../jennings/old groans and new songs/chapter iv but we must.htm

1 Cor. I. 10
... Then, having abashed those who were unsound in this respect and subjoining, "I baptized
also the house of Stephanas," he again drags down their pride, saying ...
/.../homilies on the epistles of paul to the corinthians/homily iii 1 cor i.htm

John Chapter i. 33
... The servant says that he baptizes; he says so rightly, as the apostle says, "And
I baptized also the household of Stephanas;" [98] but as a servant. ...
/.../augustine/homilies on the gospel of john/tractate v john chapter i.htm

The First Epistle to the Corinthians
... that fornication and even incest was permitted in the congregation, 5:1. Moreover
the church sent a letter, probably by the hand of Stephanas, Fortunatus and ...
/.../drummond/introduction to the new testament/the first epistle to the.htm

Acts XVI
... None in the household of Stephanas; for they "addicted themselves to the ministry
of the saints." [381] Now, inasmuch as one of the peculiarities of all ...
/.../mcgarvey/a commentary on acts of the apostles/acts xvi.htm

Stephanas (3 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. STEPHANAS. stef'-a-nas (Stephanas): The name
occurs only in 1 Corinthians 1:16; 1 Corinthians 16:15-18. ...
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Steph'anas (3 Occurrences)
... Stephanas, Steph'anas. Stephen . ... 1 Corinthians 1:16 and I did baptize also
Stephanas' household -- further, I have not known if I did baptize any other. ...
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Fortunatus (1 Occurrence)
... Fortunate, a disciple of Corinth who visited Paul at Ephesus, and returned with
Stephanas and Achaicus, the bearers of the apostle's first letter to the ...
/f/fortunatus.htm - 7k

Achaicus (1 Occurrence)
... Achaicus was one of the leaders of the Corinthian church (to be inferred from 1
Corinthians 16:15) who, visiting Paul at Ephesus with Stephanas and Fortunatus ...
/a/achaicus.htm - 7k

Corinthians (3 Occurrences)
... Apollos (Acts 19:1), and then from a letter they had written him on the subject,
and also from some of the "household of Chloe," and from Stephanas and his two ...
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First (4693 Occurrences)
... lower or servile classes (1 Corinthians 1:26; 1 Corinthians 7:21); they included
Crispus and Sosthenes, rulers of the synagogue, Gaius, and Stephanas with his ...
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Step (41 Occurrences)

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Needed (59 Occurrences)
... 1 Corinthians 16:17 And I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and
Achaicus: for they have done what was needed to make your work complete. (BBE). ...
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Urge (34 Occurrences)
... 1 Corinthians 16:15 Now I beg you, brothers (you know the house of Stephanas, that
it is the first fruits of Achaia, and that they have set themselves to serve ...
/u/urge.htm - 15k

Lack (86 Occurrences)
... (WEB NAS RSV NIV). 1 Corinthians 16:17 I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas, Fortunatus,
and Achaicus; for that which was lacking on your part, they supplied. ...
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Bible Concordance
Stephanas (3 Occurrences)

1 Corinthians 1:16 (I also baptized the household of Stephanas; besides them, I don't know whether I baptized any other.)

1 Corinthians 16:15 Now I beg you, brothers (you know the house of Stephanas, that it is the first fruits of Achaia, and that they have set themselves to serve the saints),

1 Corinthians 16:17 I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus; for that which was lacking on your part, they supplied.



Stephanas: A Christian in Corinth, Whose Household Paul Baptized

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