A member of the church at Philipi, charged with the supplies which that church contributed for the relief of Paul while imprisoned at Rome, Philippians 2:25 4:18. This labor of love brought on him a serious illness at Rome, on which occasion we see how much he was esteemed and beloved both by Paul and the Philippians, Philippians 2:25-30. On his return he was the bearer of the epistle to them.
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Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'EPAPHRODITUS'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".