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Holman Bible Dictionary
(gay' iuhss) Greek form of Latin name Caius meaning, “I am glad, rejoice.” 1. A Macedonian Christian who was one of Paul's traveling companions (Acts 19:29
). Along with Aristarchus, he was seized during the riot in Ephesus incited by Demetrius the silversmith. 2. A Christian from Derbe who accompanied Paul the apostle into Asia (Acts 20:4
. Paul the apostle's host in Corinth (Romans 16:23
). According to 1 Corinthians 1:14
, he was one of the individuals in Corinth whom Paul personally had baptized. 4. The Christian John loved and to whom he addressed 3John (3 John 1:1
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Gaius'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/g/gaius.html. 1991.