Originally one of Paul’s “fellow workers” who joins him in sending greetings to Philemon, Apphia, and Archippus (Phlm 1:24); cf. Col 4:14). According to (2Tim 4:10), Demas, “in love with this present world,” deserted Paul and went to Thessalonica.
24and so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my fellow workers.
14Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas greet you.
10for Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.