Bible Names A-G: Aristarchus
Aristarchus in Easton's Bible Dictionary
best ruler, native of Thessalonica (Acts 20:4), a companion
Paul (Acts 19:29; 27:2). He was Paul's "fellow-
prisoner" at Rome
(Col. 4:10; Philemon 1:24).
Aristarchus in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Aristarchus: of Thessalonica. Paul's companion on his third
missionary tour, and dragged into the theater with Gains by
the mob at Ephesus; he accompanied Paul to Asia, afterward to
Rome (Acts 19:29; Acts 20:4; Acts 27:2). Paul calls him "my
fellow prisoner" (lit. fellow captive, namely, in the
Christian warfare), "my fellow laborer," in his epistles from
Rome (Colossians 4:10; Philemon 1:24). Epaphras similarly
(Philemon 1:23; Colossians 1:7) is called "my fellow
prisoner," "our fellow servant." Paul's two friends possibly
shared his imprisonment by turns, Aristarchus being his fellow
prisoner when he wrote to the Colossians, Epaphras when he
wrote to Philemon. Bishop of Apamaea, according to tradition.
Aristarchus in Hitchcock's Bible Names
the best prince
Aristarchus in Naves Topical Bible
A companion of Paul
Ac 19:29; 20:4; 27:2; Col 4:10; Phm 1:24
Aristarchus in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(the best ruler), a Thessalonian, Ac 20:4; 27:2 who
accompanied St. Paul on his third missionary journey. Ac 19:29
He was with the apostle on his return to Asia, Ac 20:4 and
again, Acts 27:2
on his voyage to Rome. We trace him afterwards as St.
Paul's fellow prisoner in Col 4:10 and Phle 1:24
Tradition makes him bishop of Apamea.
Aristarchus in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
ar-is-tar'-kus (Aristarchos, "best ruler"): He was one of
those faithful companions of the apostle Paul who shared
with him his labors and sufferings. He is suddenly mentioned
along with Gaius as having been seized by the excited
Ephesians during the riot stirred up by the silversmiths
(Acts 19:29). They are designated "men of Macedonia, Paul's
companions in travel." We learn later that he was a native
of Thessalonica (Acts 20:4; 27:2). They were probably seized
to extract from them information about their leader Paul,
but when they could tell nothing, and since they were
Greeks, nothing further was done to them.
When Aristarchus attached himself to Paul we do not know,
but he seems ever after the Ephesian uproar to have remained
in Paul's company. He was one of those who accompanied Paul
from Greece via Macedonia (Acts 20:4). Having preceded Paul
to Troas, where they waited for him, they traveled with him
to Israel. He is next mentioned as accompanying Paul to Rome
(Acts 27:2). There he attended Paul and shared his
imprisonment. He is mentioned in two of the letters of the
Roman captivity, in the Epistle to the church at Col (4:10),
and in the Epistle to Philem (1:24), in both of which he
sends greetings. In the former Paul calls him "my fellow-
prisoner." According to tradition he was martyred during the
persecution of Nero.
Aristarchus of Thessalonica in Wikipedia
"a Greek Macedonian of Thessalonica" (Acts 27:2), was an early
Christian mentioned in a few passages of the New Testament. He
accompanied Saint Paul on his third missionary journey. Along
with Gaius, another Macedonian, Aristarchus was seized by the
mob at Ephesus and taken into the theater (Acts 19:29). Later,
Aristarchus returned with Paul from Greece to Asia (Acts
20:4). At Caesarea, he embarked with Paul on a ship of Edremit
(Adramyttium) bound for Myra in Lycia (Acts 27:2); whether he
traveled with him from there to Rome is not recorded.
Aristarchus is described as Paul's "fellow prisoner" and
"fellow laborer" in Colossians 4:10 and Philemon 1:24,
In Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic tradition,
Aristarchus is identified as one of the Seventy Apostles and
bishop of Apamea. He is commemorated as a saint and martyr on
January 4, April 14, and September 27.
Aristarchus son of Aristarchus, a politarch of Thessalonica
(39/38 BC?) may be the same person with Aristarchus.
Aristarchus 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
Aristarchus 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.
Aristarchus Scripture - Acts 27:2
And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning
to sail by the coasts of Asia; [one] Aristarchus, a Macedonian
of Thessalonica, being with us.
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