Erastus

Erastus

[ih-ras-tuhs; German ey rahs-toos]
noun
1.
Thomas [tom-uhs; German toh-mahs] , 1524–83, Swiss-German theologian.
2.
a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “lovable.”
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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.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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