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Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Erastus


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"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).


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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Erastus'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/fbd/e/erastus.html. 1949.

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Thursday, October 29th, 2020
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30
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