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Strong's #1889 - Ἐπαφρᾶς
Epaphras = "lovely"
- a Christian man mentioned in Paul's epistles
Ἐπαφρᾶς, Ἐπαφρᾶ (Buttmann, 20 (17f)), ὁ, Epaphras, a Christian man mentioned in Colossians 1:7; Colossians 4:12; Philemon 1:23. The conjecture of some that the name is contracted from Ἐπαφρόδιτος (which see (cf. Winers Grammar, 103 (97))) and hence, that these two names belong to one and the same man, is not probable; (see B. D. American edition under the word
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Ἐπαφρᾶς , -ᾶ
(B1., § 7, 4), ὁ ,
Epaphras: Colossians 1:7; Colossians 4:12, Philemon 1:23.*†
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The name, a pet form of Ἐπαφρόδιτος, is common in the inscrr., e.g. Syll 893.84 (ii/A.D.), Dessau 7843, 7864, etc. Preisigke 1206 shows Ἐπαφρῦς. Contrast with the gen. Ἐπαφρᾶ in Colossians 1:7 the form Ἐπαφρᾶδος in the Papers of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, iii. 375 (Phrygia)—cited by Hatch JBL xxvii. p. 145.
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