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Onesiphorus


Onesiph’orus (bringing profit) is named twice only in the New Testament, viz. 2 Tim. 1:16-18 and 4:19. Paul mentions him in terms of grateful love as having a noble courage and generosity in his behalf, amid his trials as a prisoner at Rome, when others from whom he expected better things had deserted him. 2 Tim. 4:16. Probably other members of the family were also active Christians. 2 Tim. 4:19. It is evident from 2 Tim. 1:18 that Onesiphorus had his home at Ephesus. (a.d. 64.)