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Eras’tus (beloved).

1. One of the attendants of St. Paul at Ephesus, who with Timothy was sent forward into Macedonia. Acts 19:22. (a.d. 51.) He is probably the same with Erastus who is again mentioned in the salutations to Timothy. 2 Tim. 4:20.

2. Erastus the chamberlain, or rather the public treasurer, of Corinth, who was one of the early converts to Christianity. Rom. 16:23. According to the traditions of the Greek Church, he was first treasurer to the church at Jerusalem, and afterwards bishop of Paneas.