Bible Names A-G: Gaius
Gaius in Easton's Bible Dictionary
(1.) A Macedonian, Paul's fellow-traveller, and his host at
Corinth when he wrote his Epistle to the Romans
(16:23). He with
his household were baptized by Paul (1 Cor. 1:14).
heathen outbreak against Paul at Ephesus the mob
and Aristarchus because they could not find Paul, and
with them into the theatre. Some have identified this
(2.) A man of Derbe who accompanied Paul into Asia on
journey to Jerusalem
(3.) A Christain of Asia Minor to whom John addressed
third epistle (3 John 1:1).
Gaius in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
(gay' iuhss) Greek form of Latin name Caius meaning, “I am
glad, rejoice.” 1. A Macedonian Christian who was one of
Paul's traveling companions (Acts 19:29). Along with
Aristarchus, he was seized during the riot in Ephesus incited
by Demetrius the silversmith. 2. A Christian from Derbe who
accompanied Paul the apostle into Asia (Acts 20:4). 3. Paul
the apostle's host in Corinth (Romans 16:23). According to 1
Corinthians 1:14, he was one of the individuals in Corinth
whom Paul personally had baptized. 4. The Christian John loved
and to whom he addressed 3 John (3 John 1:1).
Gaius in Hitchcock's Bible Names
lord; an earthly man
Gaius in Naves Topical Bible
1. A Macedonian, and a companion of Paul
Seized at Ephesus
-2. A man of Derbe; accompanied Paul from Macedonia
-3. A Corinthian, whom Paul baptized
Ro 16:23; 1Co 1:14
-4. Man to whom John's third epistle was addressed
Gaius in Smiths Bible Dictionary
or Cai'us (lord)--
1. A Macedonian who accompanied Paul in his travels,
and whose life was in danger from the mob at Ephesus. Ac 19:29
2. Of Derbe. He went with Paul from Corinth in his
last journey to Jerusalem. Ac 20:4 (A.D. 54.)
3. Of Corinth, whom Paul baptized and who was his host
in his second journey in that city. 1Co 1:14; Ro 16:23 (These
are supposed by some to be only one person.)
4. John's third epistle is addressed to Christian of
this name. We may possibly identify him with No. 2.
Gaius in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
ga'-yus (Gaios; Westcott and Hort, The New Testament in
(1) The Gaius to whom 3 Jn is addressed. He is spoken of as
"the beloved" (3 Jn 1:1,2,5,11), "walking in the truth" (3
Jn 1:3,4), and doing "a faithful work" "toward them that are
brethren and strangers withal" (3 Jn 1:5,6). He has been
identified by some with the Gaius mentioned in the
Apostolical Constitutions (VII, 46), as having been
appointed bishop of Pergamum by John.
(2) Gaius of Macedonia, a "companion in travel" of Paul
(Acts 19:29). He was one of those who were seized by
Demetrius and the other silversmiths in the riot at Ephesus,
during Paul's third missionary journey.
(3) Gaius of Derbe, who was among those who accompanied Paul
from Greece "as far as Asia," during his third missionary
journey (Acts 20:4). In the corresponding list given in the
"Contendings of Paul" (compare Budge, Contendings of the
Twelve Apostles, II, 592), the name of this Gaius is given
(4) Gaius, the host of Paul when he wrote the Epistle to the
Roman, and who joined in sending his salutations (Rom
16:23). As Paul wrote this epistle from Corinth, it is
probable that this Gaius is identical with (5).
(5) Gaius, whom Paul baptized at Corinth (1 Cor 1:14).
C. M. Kerr
Gaius Scripture - Acts 19:29
And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having
caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's
companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the
Gaius Scripture - Acts 20:4
And there accompanied him into Asia Sopater of Berea; and of
the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of
Derbe, and Timotheus; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus.
Gaius Scripture - Romans 16:23
Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you.
Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus
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