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GREEK: 4734 stefanav Stephanas
NAVE: Stephanas
EBD: Stephanas
SMITH: STEPHANAS
ISBE: STEPHANAS
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Stephanus

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Stephanus: NET
Stephanas: AVS NIV NRSV NASB TEV
a man who, with his family, were the first converts in Achaia and who Paul baptised

crown; crowned ( --> same as Stephen)

Greek

Strongs #4734: stefanav Stephanas

Stephanas = "crowned"

1) a Christian convert of Corinth

4734 Stephanas stef-an-as'

probably contraction for stephanotos (crowned; from 4737); Stephanas,
a Christian:-Stephanas.
see GREEK for 4737

Stephanas [EBD]

crown, a member of the church at Corinth, whose family were among those the apostle had baptized (1 Cor. 1:16; 16:15, 17). He has been supposed by some to have been the "jailer of Philippi" (comp. Acts 16:33). The First Epistle to the Corinthians was written from Philippi some six years after the jailer's conversion, and he was with the apostle there at that time.

Stephanas [NAVE]

STEPHANAS, a Christian in Corinth, whose household Paul baptized, 1 Cor. 1:16; 16:15, 17.

STEPHANAS [SMITH]

a Christian convert of Corinth whose household Paul baptized as the "first-fruits of Achaia." (1 Corinthians 1:16; 16:15) (A.D. 53.)

STEPHANAS [ISBE]

STEPHANAS - stef'-a-nas (Stephanas): The name occurs only in 1 Cor 1:16; 16:15-18. Stephanas was a Christian of Corinth; his household is mentioned in 1 Cor 16:15 as the first family won to Christ in Achaia, and in 1 Cor 1:16 as among the few personally baptized by Paul at Corinth. The "house of Stephanas," apparently of independent means, had "set themselves to minister unto the saints" (1 Cor 16:15), i.e. to do Christian service. Possibly this service consisted in putting their house at the disposal of the Christians at Corinth for worshipping, or in rendering special assistance in establishing intercommunication between the Corinthian church and the apostle, or the other churches. An instance of such service was the commission of Stephanas at Ephesus referred to in 1 Cor 16:17,18. At the occasion of some disorders in the Corinthian church Stephanas, with Fortunatus and Achaicus in the deputation, brought a letter of the Corinthians to Paul. Our present 1 Corinthians is the reply to this letter, and thus, in all probability, the three men mentioned above were the bearers of this epistle. With fine courtesy Paul expresses his appreciation for this service in 1 Cor 16:18, referring to it as a cherished opportunity of fellowship with his beloved Corinthians through these representatives. It is in consideration of such Christian service that Paul enjoins upon the Corinthians to show the house of Stephanas that respect and deference due to Christian leaders by willingly submitting to their direction.

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