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Romans 16:23; Erastus, oikonomos , steward or public treasurer of the city, who kept account of the revenues. Latin arcarius . So in inscriptions in Marm. Oxon., 85, Neilos is called oikonomos of Asia. On the other hand Blastus was chamberlain (epi tou koitonos tou basileos ) in a different sense, namely, over the king's bedchamber, a post of honor and intimacy (Acts 12:20).

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Chamberlain'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. 1949.

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