Bible Names A-G: Crescens
Crescens in Easton's Bible Dictionary
increasing, probably one of the seventy disciples of Christ.
was one of Paul's assistants (2 Tim. 4:10), probably a
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
Crescens in Naves Topical Bible
A disciple with Paul at Rome
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
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