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Bible Names A-G: Crescens


Crescens in Easton's Bible Dictionary increasing, probably one of the seventy disciples of Christ. He was one of Paul's assistants (2 Tim. 4:10), probably a Christian of Rome.

Crescens in Fausset's Bible Dictionary Paul's companion at Rome who had gone to Galatia when Paul wrote 2 Timothy 4:10. In Galatia he preached the gospel, according to the Apostolic Constitutions.

Crescens in Hitchcock's Bible Names growing; increasing

Crescens in Naves Topical Bible A disciple with Paul at Rome 2Ti 4:10

Crescens in Smiths Bible Dictionary (growing), 2Ti 4:10 an assistant of St. Paul, said to have been one of the seventy disciples.

Crescens in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE kres'-enz (Kreskes, "increasing"): An assistant of Paul, mentioned in 2 Tim 4:10 as having gone to Galatia. That he was one of the Seventy, and that he founded the church in Vienna in Gaul, are traditions without any trustworthy basis.

Crescens in Wikipedia was an individual who appears in the New Testament. He was said to be a missionary in Galatia and became a companion of Paul. The name 'Crescens' is the present-active participle of the Latin word crescere, and means 'increasing'. Crescens, a companion of St. Paul during his second Roman captivity, appears but once in the New Testament, when he is mentioned as having left the Apostle to go into Galatia: "Make haste to come to me quickly", St. Paul writes to Timothy, "for Demas hath left me, loving this world, and is gone to Thessalonica, Crescens into Galatia, Titus into Dalmatia" (2 Timothy 4:8-10 ). All commentators agree in ranking Crescens with Titus rather than with Demas, and in seeing here, therefore, a reference to a missionary journey into Galatia. This term, in New Testament times, might mean either Gaul or the Roman province of Galatia in Asia Minor, where St. Paul had labored so much; and here it has been interpreted in either sense. In the other passages where it occurs in the New Testament, however, it denotes Galatia, and most probably it would be so understood here by Timothy, especially as the other regions mentioned are likewise to the east of Rome. Moreover, St. Paul might easily have a reason for sending a disciple to visit his old Churches in Galatia, while there is no proof that he had an active interest in Gaul...

Crescens Scripture - 2 Timothy 4:10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.

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