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epaphroditus in the Bible

fair, graceful; belonging to Aphrodite or Venus the messenger who came from Phillipi to the apostle when he was a prisoner at Rome (Phil. 2:25-30; 4:10-18). Paul mentions him in words of esteem and affection. On his return to Philippi he was the bearer of Paul's letter to the church there.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • epaphroditus was put to death by Domitian for having helped Nero to drive into his own throat the fatal dagger-thrust.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • epaphroditus had seen Iras still occupied in arranging Cleopatra's ornaments.

    Cleopatra, Complete Georg Ebers
  • For he had received from the Philippians, what they had sent by epaphroditus unto him: and yet I perceive why he rejoiced.

  • epaphroditus pushed his hand suddenly,—the knife sank to the handle.

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • The terms in which the work of epaphroditus is spoken of by Paul are very significant.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren
  • It was driven home by epaphroditus, one of his literary slaves.

  • epaphroditus stayed at Rome for several months; and during the time he became extremely ill.

    "Granny's Chapters" Lady Mary Ross
  • He charged me with having broken it, and epaphroditus ordered my leg to be twisted.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • Our emperor gave me one, epaphroditus another, Tigellinus the third.

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems Walter Savage Landor
  • epaphroditus had a shoemaker whom he sold as being good-for-nothing.

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