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GREEK: 1866 Epainetov Epainetos
NAVE: Epaenetus Epenetus
EBD: Epaenetus
SMITH: EPENETUS EPENETUS
ISBE: EPAENETUS
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Epenetus

In Bible versions:

Epenetus: NET NIV
Epaenetus: AVS NRSV NASB TEV
a man from Asia or Achaia whom Paul greeted

laudable; worthy of praise

Greek

Strongs #1866: Epainetov Epainetos

Epaenetus = "praiseworthy"

1) a Christian at Rome, greeted by the Paul in Ro 16:5

1866 Epainetos ep-a'-hee-net-os

from 1867; praised; Epaenetus, a Christian:-Epenetus.
see GREEK for 1867

Epaenetus [EBD]

commendable, a Christian at Rome to whom Paul sent his salutation (Rom. 16:5). He is spoken of as "the first fruits of Achaia" (R.V., "of Asia", i.e., of proconsular Asia, which is probably the correct reading). As being the first convert in that region, he was peculiarly dear to the apostle. He calls him his "well beloved."

Epaenetus [NAVE]

EPAENETUS
See: Epenetus.

Epenetus [NAVE]

EPENETUS, a friend of Paul, Rom. 16:5.

EPENETUS [SMITH]

(praiseworthy), a Christian at Rome, greeted by St. Paul in (Romans 16:5) and designated as his beloved and the first-fruit of Asia unto Christ.

EPENETUS [SMITH]

(praiseworthy), a Christian at Rome, greeted by St. Paul in (Romans 16:5) and designated as his beloved and the first-fruit of Asia unto Christ.

EPAENETUS [ISBE]

EPAENETUS - ep-e'-ne-tus (Epainetos, "praised"): One of the Christians at Rome to whom greetings are sent by Paul (Rom 16:5). All that is known of him is told here. Paul describes him as (1) "my beloved," (2) "who is the firstfruits of Asia unto Christ." Textus Receptus of the New Testament has "firstfruits of Achaia" but this wrong reading is due to 1 Cor 16:15. He was one of the first Christians in the Roman province of Asia.

This salutation brings up the question of the destination of Rom 16:3-16, for it is argued that they are addressed to the church in Ephesus owing to the fact that Prisca and Aquila and Epenetus are known to have dwelt in Asia. On the other hand, there are more than 20 others in this list who are not known to have spent any time in Asia. Prisca and Aquila had once dwelt in Rome (Acts 18:2), and there is nothing unusual in an Ephesian dwelling in the capital of the empire. An interesting discovery was made in Rome of an inscription in which was the name of Epenetus, an Ephesian.

S. F. Hunter




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