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I-ras´tuhs; Gk., “beloved”

A common name designating one or more men associated with Paul. 1 City treasurer (superintendent of public works?), probably of Corinth, among Paul’s “fellow workers” sending greetings (Rom 16:23). 2 Paul’s colleague sent with Timothy from Ephesus into Macedonia (Acts 19:22). 3 An associate who remained in Corinth (2Tim 4:20).

  • Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.