Philologus

Philologus [N] [S]

a lover of letters
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Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Philologus'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Philologus, [N] [H]

a Christian at Rome to whom St. Paul sends his salutation. ( Romans 18:15 )


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Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Philologus,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

PHILOLOGUS

fi-lol'-o-gus (Philologos, "fond of learning," "learned"):

The name of a Roman Christian to whom Paul sent greetings (Romans 16:15). His name is coupled with that of Julia, who was probably his wife or sister. Philologus and those united with him in this salutation formed by themselves one of the "house churches" or groups in the Christian community. The name is found in inscriptions connected with the imperial household, with reference to one of which Bishop Lightfoot has the following note: "It has been supposed that the name Philologus was given by the master to the freedman mentioned in this inscription, as being appropriate to his office (Friedlander I, 89, 160). .... If so, some light is thrown on the probable occupation of the Philologus of Paul" (Phil, 177, note 1).

S. F. Hunter


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'PHILOLOGUS'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.