A common name designating one or more men associated with Paul. 1 City treasurer (superintendent of public works?), probably of Corinth, among Paul’s “fellow workers” sending greetings (Rom 16:23). 2 Paul’s colleague sent with Timothy from Ephesus into Macedonia (Acts 19:22). 3 An associate who remained in Corinth (2Tim 4:20).
23Gaius, who is host to me and to the whole church, greets you. Erastus, the city treasurer, and our brother Quartus, greet you.
22So he sent two of his helpers, Timothy and Erastus, to Macedonia, while he himself stayed for some time longer in Asia.
20Erastus remained in Corinth; Trophimus I left ill in Miletus.