Erastus [N] [H] [S]


  • The "chamberlain" of the city of Corinth ( Romans 16:23 ), and one of Paul's disciples. As treasurer of such a city he was a public officer of great dignity, and his conversion to the gospel was accordingly a proof of the wonderful success of the apostle's labours.

  • A companion of Paul at Ephesus, who was sent by him along with Timothy into Macedonia ( Acts 19:22 ). Corinth was his usual place of abode ( 2 Timothy 4:20 ); but probably he may have been the same as the preceding.

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Erastus". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .