a Christian at Rome to whom Paul sent salutations ( Romans 16:14 ).
paternal; that pursues the steps of his father
(paternal ),a Christian at Rome to whom St. Paul sends his salutation. ( Romans 16:14 ) Like many other names mentioned in Roma 16 this was borne by at least one member of the emperors household. Suet. Galba. 20; Martial, Ep. ii. 32, 3. (A.D. 55.)
The name of a member of the Christian community at Rome to whom Paul sent greetings (Romans 16:14). The name is an abbreviated form of "Patrobius." There was a wealthy freedman of Nero of the same name who was put to death by Galba (Tacitus, History i.49; ii.95). The Patrobas of Paul may have been a dependent of his.
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