Bible Names A-G: Demas
Demas in Easton's Bible Dictionary
a companion and fellow-labourer of Paul during his first
imprisonment at Rome (Philemon 1:24; Col. 4:14). It
however, that the love of the world afterwards
mastered him, and
he deserted the apostle (2 Tim. 4:10).
Demas in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Contracted from DEMETRIUS, or Demarchus. Paul's "fellow
laborer," along with Mark and Luke (Philemon 1:24), and
companion (Colossians 4:14) during his first Roman
imprisonment. But he declined; for in 2 Timothy 4:10 Paul
writes, "Demas hath forsaken (Greek text: "left behind") me,
having loved this present world (world course), and is
departed unto Thessalonica," probably his home (Chrysostom).
Love of worldly ease and home comforts was his snare, a sad
contrast to "all them that love Christ's appearing" (2 Timothy
Demas in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Demas in Naves Topical Bible
A companion of Paul
Col 4:14; Phm 1:24
Demas in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(governor of the people), most probably a contraction from
Demetrius or perhaps from Demarchus, a companion of St. Paul,
Phm 1:24; Col 4:14 during his first imprisonment at Rome.
(A.D. 57.) At a later period, 2Ti 4:10 we find him mentioned
as having deserted the apostle through love of this present
world, and gone to Thessalonica.
Demas in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
de'-mas (Demas, "popular"): According to Col 4:14; 2 Tim 4:10;
Philem 1:24, one who was for a time a "fellow-worker" with
Paul at Rome (Col, Philem), but at last, "having loved this
present world," forsook the apostle and betook himself to
Thessalonica (2 Tim). No other particulars are given
See APOSTASY; DEMETRIUS.
Demas in Wikipedia
mentioned by the Apostle Paul in the New Testament of the
Bible, appears to have been a man involved in the ministry as
a companion of Paul. He was with Paul during his first
imprisonment in Rome, but later when Paul wrote Second
Timothy he said that Demas had forsaken him, "having loved
this present world."
In The Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyan writes of Demas, a
deceiver, who beckons to pilgrims at the Hill Lucre, urging
them to join in the supposed silver mining being carried out
Demas Scripture - 2 Timothy 4:10
For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world,
and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus
Demas Scripture - Colossians 4:14
Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.
Demas Scripture - Philemon 1:24
Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers.
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