“Fair, graceful; belonging to Aphrodite or Venus the messenger” who came from Phillipi to the apostle when he was a prisoner at Rome (Phil. 2:25-30; 4:10-18). Paul mentions him in words of esteem and affection. On his return to Philippi he was the bearer of Paul’s letter to the church there.

Definition of Epaphroditus: “agreeable; handsome”

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