Epaphras
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Epaphras

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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Epaphras

(lovely), a fellow laborer with the apostle Paul, mentioned (Colossians 1:7) as having taught the Colossian church the grace of God in truth, and designated a faithful minister of Christ on their behalf. He was at that time with St. Paul at Rome. (A.D. 57.) For Paul's estimate of him see (Colossians 1:7,8; 4:12)

ATS Bible Dictionary
Epaphras

Supposed to have founded the church at Colosse, and denominated by Paul his "dear fellow-servant" and "a faithful minister of Jesus Christ." Colossians 1:7 4:12. He was for a time an inmate of Paul's house of imprisonment at Rome.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Lovely, spoken of by Paul (Colossians 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 "fellow-prisoner."
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EPAPHRAS

ep'-a-fras (Epaphras):

A contracted form of Epaphroditus. He must not, however, be confounded with the messenger of the Philippian community. He was with Paul during a part of his 1st Roman imprisonment, joining in Paul's greetings to Philemon (Philemon 1:23). Epaphras was the missionary by whose instrumentality the Colossians had been converted to Christianity (Colossians 1:7), and probably the other churches of the Lycus had been founded by him. In sending his salutation to the Colossians Paul testified, "He hath much labor for you, and for them in Laodicea, and for them in Hierapolis" (Colossians 4:13). Epaphras had brought to Paul good news of the progress of the gospel, of their "faith in Christ Jesus" and of their love toward all the saints (Colossians 1:4). Paul's regard for him is shown by his designating him "our beloved fellow-servant," "a faithful minister of Christ" (Colossians 1:7), and "a bondservant of Christ Jesus" (Colossians 4:12 margin). The last designation Paul uses several times of himself, but only once of another besides Epaphras (Philippians 1:1).

S. F. Hunter

Greek
1889. Epaphras -- Epaphras, a Christian
... 1888, 1889. Epaphras. 1890 . Epaphras, a Christian. Part of Speech:
Noun, Masculine Transliteration: Epaphras Phonetic Spelling ...
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1891. Epaphroditos -- Epaphroditus, a Christian
... Noun, Masculine Transliteration: Epaphroditos Phonetic Spelling: (ep-af-rod'-ee-
tos) Short Definition: Epaphroditus Definition: Epaphras, Epaphroditus, a ...
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Library

The Epistle to the Colossians.
... New Testament that some writers have assumed, though without historic foundation,
a passing acquaintance between him and Paul or his pupil Epaphras of Colossae ...
/.../schaff/history of the christian church volume i/section 94 the epistle to.htm

Twenty Fourth Sunday after Trinity Prayer and Spiritual Knowledge.
... bearing fruit and increasing, as it doth in you also, since the day ye heard and
knew the grace of God in truth; 7 even as ye learned of Epaphras our beloved ...
/.../luther/epistle sermons vol iii/twenty fourth sunday after trinity.htm

Colossians iv. 12, 13
... paul the apostle to the ephesians. Homily XII. Colossians iv. 12, 13. Colossians
iv.12, 13 "Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, saluteth you ...
/.../homily xii colossians iv 12.htm

Philemon i. 17-19
... see me if ye pray for it. Ver.23. "Epaphras, my fellow-prisoner in Christ
Jesus, saluteth thee.". He was sent by the Colossians, so ...
/.../homily iii philemon i 17-19.htm

One of Paul's Thanksgivings
... And now, that Epaphras has brought him such good news of their continuance and their
growth in grace, he invites them to join with him in this noble ...
/.../whyte/lord teach us to pray/xiii one of pauls thanksgivings.htm

Knowledge and Obedience.
... Colosse was one of the Churches which Paul had neither founded nor visited (ch.
ii.1). Christianity was brought there by Epaphras, one of his disciples (ch. ...
/.../thomas/the prayers of st paul/v knowledge and obedience.htm

The Epistle to the Colossians
... Valley. The most plausible theory is that Epaphras was one of Paul's Ephesian
converts and became the founder of the Colossian church. ...
/.../drummond/introduction to the new testament/the epistle to the colossians.htm

I Look Upon all the Four Gospels as Thoroughly Genuine...
... Epaphras knew this when he "laboured fervently in prayers" for the Colossian Church,
"that they might stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.". ...
//christianbookshelf.org/bounds/purpose in prayer/chapter x i look upon.htm

Conflict and Comfort.
... Prayer is described as a conflict. We have a similar expression used of the prayers
of Epaphras, in the words "labouring fervently" (Colossians 4:12). ...
/.../thomas/the prayers of st paul/vi conflict and comfort.htm

Christian Perfection
... that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus." "And ye are complete in
him, which is the head of all principality and power." "Epaphras, who is one of ...
/.../byers/sanctification/chapter viii christian perfection.htm

Thesaurus
Epaphras (3 Occurrences)
...EPAPHRAS. ep'-a-fras (Epaphras): A contracted form of Epaphroditus. He must not,
however, be confounded with the messenger of the Philippian community. ...
/e/epaphras.htm - 9k

Ep'aphras (3 Occurrences)
Ep'aphras. Epaphras, Ep'aphras. Epaphroditus . ... (See RSV). Philemon 1:23 Epaphras,
my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you, (See RSV). ...
/e/ep'aphras.htm - 7k

Colossae (1 Occurrence)
... his imprisonment. From Colossians 1:7; 4:12 it has been concluded that Epaphras
was the founder of the Colossian church. This town ...
/c/colossae.htm - 9k

Greets (9 Occurrences)
... Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of yourselves, a bondservant of Jesus Christ,
sends greetings to you, always wrestling on your behalf in his prayers, that ...
/g/greets.htm - 8k

Sends (94 Occurrences)
... Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of yourselves, a bondservant of Jesus Christ,
sends greetings to you, always wrestling on your behalf in his prayers, that ...
/s/sends.htm - 32k

Salutes (7 Occurrences)
... Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always
striving for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete ...
/s/salutes.htm - 8k

Saluteth (7 Occurrences)
... Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you,
always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and ...
/s/saluteth.htm - 8k

Epistle (13 Occurrences)
... on the face of it, to the church at COLOSSAE (which see), a town in the Lycus valley
where the gospel had been preached most probably by Epaphras (Colossians 1 ...
/e/epistle.htm - 101k

Greetings (48 Occurrences)
... Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of yourselves, a bondservant of Jesus Christ,
sends greetings to you, always wrestling on your behalf in his prayers, that ...
/g/greetings.htm - 18k

Salute (48 Occurrences)
... Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always
striving for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete ...
/s/salute.htm - 19k

Concordance
Epaphras (3 Occurrences)

Colossians 1:7
even as you learned of Epaphras our beloved fellow servant, who is a faithful servant of Christ on our behalf,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Colossians 4:12
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always striving for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Philemon 1:23
Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Epaphras

Epaphras: A Co-Laborer With Paul

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