Erastus
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Erastus

lovely, amiable

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Erastus

(beloved).

  1. One of the attendants of St. Paul at Ephesus, who with Timothy was sent forward into Macedonia. (Acts 19:22) (A.D. 51.) He is probably the same with Erastus who is again mentioned in the salutations to Timothy. (2 Timothy 4:20)
  2. Erastus the chamberlain, or rather the public treasurer, of Corinth, who was one of the early converts to Christianity. (Romans 16:23) According to the traditions of the Greek Church, he was first treasurer to the church at Jerusalem, and afterwards bishop of Paneas.
ATS Bible Dictionary
Erastus

A Christian friend and fellow-laborer of Paul, a Corinthian, and chamberlain-that is, steward or treasurer-of the city. He followed Paul to Ephesus, and attended Timothy in a mission to Macedonia, Acts 19:22. He was again at Corinth when Paul wrote to the Romans, Romans 16:23; and remained there when Paul went as a prisoner to Rome, 2 Timothy 4:20.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Beloved.

(1.) The "chamberlain" of the city of Corinth (Romans 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 Timothy 4:20); but probably he may have been the same as the preceding.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ERASTUS

e-ras'-tus (Erastos, "beloved"):

The name occurs three times, each time denoting a companion of Paul.

(1) Erastus was sent with Timothy from Ephesus into Macedonia while Paul remained in Asia for a while. They are designated "two of them that ministered unto him" (Acts 19:22).

(2) "Erastus the treasurer of the city" sent greetings to the Christians in Rome (Romans 16:23). He was apparently an important person in the Corinthian community, and with Gaius probably represented that church in these fraternal relations with the Roman community.

(3) Erastus is one who, in 2 Timothy 4:20, "remained at Corinth."

We have no means of discovering whether one or more than one person is meant in these references. A. C. Headlam (HDB, under the word) thinks it improbable that one who held an office implying residence in one locality should have been one of Paul's companions in travel. On the other hand Paul may be designating Erastus (Romans 16:23) by an office he once held, but which he gave up to engage in mission work.

S. F. Hunter

Greek
2037. Erastos -- "beloved," Erastus, the name of two Christians
... "beloved," Erastus, the name of ... Word Origin from erao (to love) Definition "beloved,"
Erastus, the name of two Christian NASB Word Usage Erastus (3). Erastus. ...
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2890. Kouartos -- Quartus, a Christian at Rome
... Transliteration: Kouartos Phonetic Spelling: (koo'-ar-tos) Short Definition: Quartus
Definition: Quartus, a Christian, brother of Erastus the Corinthian. ...
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Library

Quartus a Brother
... and loving hospitality. Erastus, the chamberlain or treasurer of the city,
follows"a man of consequence in Corinth. And then, among ...
/.../maclaren/romans corinthians to ii corinthians chap v/quartus a brother.htm

Accordingly, Let us Pass on to Another Charge Made by Celsus...
... But I shall subjoin also the following from Plato's letter to Hermeas, and Erastus,
and Coriscus: "To Erastus and Coriscus I say, although I am an old man, that ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter xii accordingly let us.htm

Knox and the Scottish Revolution, 1559
... is that analysed by Thomas Luber, a Professor of Medicine at Heidelberg, well or
ill known in Scottish ecclesiastical disputes by his Graecised name, Erastus. ...
/.../lang/john knox and the reformation/chapter x knox and the.htm

Acts xix. 21, 23
... So he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered unto him, Timotheus
and Erastus; but he himself stayed in Asia for a season. ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily xlii acts xix 21.htm

2 Timothy iv. 13-Sep
... Ver.20. "Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick.". ... Crescens
is departed into Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. Erastus abode at Corinth. ...
/.../homily x 2 timothy iv.htm

Acts XIX
... (22) So he sent into Macedonia two of those who were ministering to him, Timothy
and Erastus; but he himself stayed in Asia for a season.". ...
/.../mcgarvey/a commentary on acts of the apostles/acts xix.htm

The General Conference of 1820
... New England Conference: Oliver Beal, Daniel Fillmore, Elijah Hedding, David Kilbourn,
Joseph A. Merrill, Timothy Merritt, Erastus Otis, George Pickering, Main ...
/.../chapter 5 the general conference.htm

Pastoral and Personal
... He next probably visited Crete, where he left Titus (Titus 1:5). From Crete it is
thought that Paul went to Corinth (2:Tim.4:20) where he left Erastus and in ...
/.../sell/bible studies in the life of paul/study x pastoral and personal.htm

The Pastoral Epistles
... Again, in 2 Timothy 4:20 Erastus "abode at Corinth." But he had not been to Corinth
for a long time before the journey to Rome recorded in Acts. ...
/.../pullan/the books of the new testament/chapter xvii the pastoral epistles.htm

Letter F
... Received 1834, Located 1839 * Fellows, Nathan "Received 1831 * Felton, Erastus
"Received 1829, Died 1837 * Ferguson, Frederick G. "Received 1829 ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/bangs/an alphabetical list of m e preachers/letter f.htm

Thesaurus
Erastus (3 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ERASTUS. ... (1) Erastus was sent with Timothy from
Ephesus into Macedonia while Paul remained in Asia for a while. ...
/e/erastus.htm - 9k

Eras'tus (3 Occurrences)
Eras'tus. Erastus, Eras'tus. Ere . ... 2 Timothy 4:20 Erastus did remain in Corinth,
and Trophimus I left in Miletus infirm; (See RSV). Erastus, Eras'tus. Ere ...
/e/eras'tus.htm - 7k

Chamberlain (14 Occurrences)
... A confidential servant of the king (Genesis 37:36; 39:1). In Romans 16:23 mention
is made of "Erastus the chamberlain." Here the word denotes the treasurer of ...
/c/chamberlain.htm - 14k

Quartus (1 Occurrence)
... kwor'-tus (Kouartos): A Christian in Corinth who with "Erastus the treasurer of
the city" sent greetings to the Christian community in Rome (Romans 16:23). ...
/q/quartus.htm - 7k

Steward (23 Occurrences)
... In Romans 16:23 Erastus is called the oikonomos of the city. ...Erastus, the steward
of the city, salutes you, and the brother Quartus. (DBY YLT). ...
/s/steward.htm - 21k

Treasurer (6 Occurrences)
... by the King James Version translated "chamberlain," more properly in the American
Standard Revised Version translated "treasurer": "Erastus the treasurer of ...
/t/treasurer.htm - 17k

Stayed (169 Occurrences)
... (DBY). Acts 19:22 Having sent into Macedonia two of those who served him,
Timothy and Erastus, he himself stayed in Asia for a while. ...
/s/stayed.htm - 34k

Corinth (13 Occurrences)
... Hence, the many Latin names in the New Testament: Lucius, Tertius, Gaius, Erastus,
Quartus (Romans 16:21-23), Crispus, Titus Justus (Acts 18:7, 8), Fortunatus ...
/c/corinth.htm - 21k

Greetings (48 Occurrences)
... Romans 16:23 Gaius, my host, who is also the host of the whole Church, greets you.
So do Erastus, the treasurer of the city, and Quartus our brother. (See NIV). ...
/g/greetings.htm - 18k

Greet (46 Occurrences)
... Romans 16:23 Gaius, my host and host of the whole assembly, greets you. Erastus,
the treasurer of the city, greets you, as does Quartus, the brother. ...
/g/greet.htm - 19k

Concordance
Erastus (3 Occurrences)

Acts 19:22
Having sent into Macedonia two of those who served him, Timothy and Erastus, he himself stayed in Asia for a while.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Romans 16:23
Gaius, my host and host of the whole assembly, greets you. Erastus, the treasurer of the city, greets you, as does Quartus, the brother.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Timothy 4:20
Erastus remained at Corinth, but I left Trophimus at Miletus sick.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Erastus

Erastus: A Friend of Paul

Erastus: Convert of Paul's, Probably Same As Preceding

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