Epaphras (Ep´uh-fras)

In Phlm 1:23 and Col 1:7; Col 4:12-13 an associate of Paul (“fellow prisoner” in Philemon). Apparently a native of the Lycus Valley in Asia Minor, he may have been Paul’s personal representative to such cities as Colossae, Laodicea, and Hierapolis in that area.

Phlm 1:23

Final Greetings and Benediction
23Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends greetings to you,

Col 1:7

7This you learned from Epaphras, our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf,

Col 4:12-13

12Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you. He is always wrestling in his prayers on your behalf, so that you may stand mature and ful ... View more

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