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GREEK: 1050 gaiov Gaios
NAVE: Gaius
EBD: Gaius
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In Bible versions:

a man or men who were involved with the apostles Paul and John

lord; an earthly man


Strongs #1050: gaiov Gaios

Gaius = "lord"

1) a Macedonian who accompanied Paul in his travels
2) a man from Derbe who went with Paul from Corinth in his last journey
to Jerusalem
3) a man of Corinth who was his host in his second sojourn in that city
4) an unknown Christian to whom John's third epistle is addressed

1050 Gaios gah'-ee-os

of Latin origin; Gaius (i.e. Caius), a Christian:-Gaius.

Gaius [EBD]

(1.) A Macedonian, Paul's fellow-traveller, and his host at Corinth when he wrote his Epistle to the Romans (16:23). He with his household were baptized by Paul (1 Cor. 1:14). During a heathen outbreak against Paul at Ephesus the mob seized Gaius and Aristarchus because they could not find Paul, and rushed with them into the theatre. Some have identified this Gaius with No. (2).

(2.) A man of Derbe who accompanied Paul into Asia on his last journey to Jerusalem

(3.) A Christain of Asia Minor to whom John addressed his third epistle (3 John 1:1).

Gaius [NAVE]

1. A Macedonian, and a companion of Paul. Seized at Ephesus, Acts 19:29.
2. A man of Derbe, accompanied Paul from Macedonia, Acts 20:4.
3. A Corinthian, whom Paul baptized, Rom. 16:23; 1 Cor. 1:14.
4. Man to whom John's third epistle was addressed, 3 John.


or Cai?us (lord)--
  1. A Macedonian who accompanied Paul in his travels, and whose life was in danger from the mob at Ephesus. (Acts 19:29) (A.D. 54.)
  2. Of Derbe. He went with Paul from Corinth in his last journey to Jerusalem. (Acts 20:4) (A.D. 54.)
  3. Of Corinth, whom Paul baptized and who was his host in his second journey in that city. (1 Corinthians 1:14; Romans 16:23) (These are supposed by some to be only one person.)
  4. John?s third epistle is addressed to Christian of this name. We may possibly identify him with No. 2.


GAIUS - ga'-yus (Gaios; Westcott and Hort, The New Testament in Greek, Gaios):

(1) The Gaius to whom 3 Jn is addressed. He is spoken of as "the beloved" (3 Jn 1:1,2,5,11), "walking in the truth" (3 Jn 1:3,4), and doing "a faithful work" "toward them that are brethren and strangers withal" (3 Jn 1:5,6). He has been identified by some with the Gaius mentioned in the Apostolical Constitutions (VII, 46), as having been appointed bishop of Pergamum by John.

(2) Gaius of Macedonia, a "companion in travel" of Paul (Acts 19:29). He was one of those who were seized by Demetrius and the other silversmiths in the riot at Ephesus, during Paul's third missionary journey.

(3) Gaius of Derbe, who was among those who accompanied Paul from Greece "as far as Asia," during his third missionary journey (Acts 20:4). In the corresponding list given in the "Contendings of Paul" (compare Budge, Contendings of the Twelve Apostles, II, 592), the name of this Gaius is given as "Gallius."

(4) Gaius, the host of Paul when he wrote the Epistle to the Roman, and who joined in sending his salutations (Rom 16:23). As Paul wrote this epistle from Corinth, it is probable that this Gaius is identical with (5).

(5) Gaius, whom Paul baptized at Corinth (1 Cor 1:14).

C. M. Kerr

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