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(huhr' muhss) Christian to whom Paul sent greetings (Romans 16:14 ). His name, the variant spelling of the Greek god Hermes, may indicate he was a slave, since many slaves were named for gods. Some have tried to identify him with the author of “The Shepherd of Hermas,” but that is not likely. See Apostolic Fathers .

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Hermas'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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