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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2037 - Ἔραστος
Erastus = "beloved"
- a companion of the apostle Paul
- the chamberlain or rather the public treasurer, of Corinth
ἐραστ-ός, ή, όν,
beloved, lovely, in Prose the usual form, Pl. Smp. 204c, Phdr. 250d; also in [ Simon. ] 178.1; τόνδε δρόμον ποίησεν ἐραστόν IG 12.817: Comp., AP 12.197 (Strat.).
Έραστος , -ου , ὁ ,
1. a companion of St. Paul, Acts 19:22, and prob. 2 Timothy 4:20.
2. The treasurer of Corinth, Romans 16:23.†
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For this common name it is sufficient to refer to Syll 388 (A.D. 129) where we hear of an Ἔραστος, a shipowner of Ephesus.
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