Bible Names A-G: Erastus
Erastus in Easton's Bible Dictionary
beloved. (1.) The "chamberlain" of the city of Corinth (Rom.
16:23), and one of Paul's disciples. As treasurer of
such a city
he was a public officer of great dignity, and his
the gospel was accordingly a proof of the wonderful
the apostle's labours.
(2.) A companion of Paul at Ephesus, who was sent by
with Timothy into Macedonia (Acts 19:22). Corinth was
place of abode (2 Tim. 4:20); but probably he may have
same as the preceding.
Erastus in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
"Chamberlain," i.e. city steward and treasurer of Corinth
(Romans 16:23). The conversion of so prominent a man marks the
great success of Paul's labors there. He ministered to Paul,
accompanying him on his last journey to his second
imprisonment at Rome; but "abode at Corinth," going no
further, as Paul notes (2 Timothy 4:20) to depict his utter
desertion by man. Erastus the missionary is perhaps distinct,
as a chamberlain's office would hardly admit of continued
missionary journeys (Acts 19:22).
Erastus in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Erastus in Naves Topical Bible
1. A friend of Paul
Ac 19:22; 2Ti 4:20
-2. Convert of Paul's, probably same as preceding
Erastus in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. One of the attendants of St. Paul at Ephesus, who
with Timothy was sent forward into Macedonia. Ac 19:22 (A.D.
51.) He is probably the same with Erastus who is again
mentioned in the salutations to Timothy. 2Ti 4:20
2. Erastus the chamberlain, or rather the public
treasurer, of Corinth, who was one of the early converts to
Christianity. Ro 16:23 According to the traditions of the
Greek Church, he was first treasurer to the church at
Jerusalem, and afterwards bishop of Paneas.
Erastus in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
e-ras'-tus (Erastos, "beloved"): The name occurs three times,
each time denoting a companion of Paul.
(1) Erastus was sent with Timothy from Ephesus into Macedonia
while Paul remained in Asia for a while. They are designated
"two of them that ministered unto him" (Acts 19:22).
(2) "Erastus the treasurer of the city" sent greetings to the
Christians in Rome (Rom 16:23). He was apparently an important
person in the Corinthian community, and with Gaius probably
represented that church in these fraternal relations with the
(3) Erastus is one who, in 2 Tim 4:20, "remained at Corinth."
We have no means of discovering whether one or more than one
person is meant in these references. A. C. Headlam (HDB, under
the word) thinks it improbable that one who held an office
implying residence in one locality should have been one of
Paul's companions in travel. On the other hand Paul may be
designating Erastus (Rom 16:23) by an office he once held, but
which he gave up to engage in mission work.
S. F. Hunter
Erastus of Corinth in Wikipedia
According to the Epistle to the Romans, Erastus was Corinth's
οἰκονόμος (oikonomos), a position of high status. The word
is generally translated as "steward" or, in this context,
"treasurer"; KJV uses the translation "chamberlain", NIV
uses "director of public works". An Erastus is also mentioned
in the Second Epistle to Timothy and Acts. It is not certain
if these verses all refer to the one person...
Erastus Scripture - 2 Timothy 4:20
Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum
Erastus Scripture - Acts 19:22
So he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered unto
him, Timotheus and Erastus; but he himself stayed in Asia for
Erastus 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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