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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 appears, 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 4:8).

Demas in Hitchcock's Bible Names popular

Demas in Naves Topical Bible A companion of Paul Col 4:14; Phm 1:24 -Deserts Paul 2Ti 4:10

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 concerning him. 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.[1][2] He was with Paul during his first imprisonment in Rome,[3] 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 there.

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 unto Dalmatia.

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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