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Bible Names N-Z: Nereus


Nereus in Easton's Bible Dictionary a Christian at Rome to whom Paul sent his salutation (Rom. 16:15).

Nereus in Fausset's Bible Dictionary A Christian at Rome whom Paul salutes (Romans 16:15). Of Philologus' and Julia's household, Origen guesses. Tradition makes him to have been beheaded at Terracina under Nero, and his ashes deposited in the church of Nereo and Archilleo at Rome.

Nereus in Hitchcock's Bible Names same as Ner

Nereus in Naves Topical Bible -A Christian at Rome Ro 16:15

Nereus in Smiths Bible Dictionary (lamp), a Christian at Rome, saluted by St. Paul. Ro 16:15 According to tradition he was beheaded at Terracina, probably in the reign of Nerva.

Nereus in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE ne'-rus, ne'-re-us (Nereus): The name of a Roman Christian to whom with his sister Paul sent greetings (Rom 16:15). Nereus and the others saluted with him (Rom 16:15) formed small community or "house church." The name of the sister is not given, but the name Nereis is found on an inscription of this date containing names of the emperor's servants (Lightfoot, Phil, 176). Among the Acta Sanctorum connected with the early church in Rome are the "Acts of Nereus and Achilleus" which call them chamberlains of Domitilla, the niece of Vespasian, and relate their influence over her in persuading her to remain a virgin. S. F. Hunter

Nereus Scripture - Romans 16:15 Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints which are with them.

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