Character Study on Achaicus

Character Study on Achaicus

1 Corinthians 16: I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.

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1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Achaicus
Corinthian Christian who carried letters between Paul and the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 16).

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Achaicus
ACHAICUS . The name of a member of the Church at Corinth. He was with Stephanas and Fortunatus ( 1 Corinthians 16:17 f.) when they visited St. Paul at Ephesus and ‘refreshed his spirit.’ Nothing more is certainly known of him. As slaves were often named from the country of their birth, it is a probable conjecture that he was a slave, born in Achaia.

J. G. Tasker.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Achaicus
A Christian of Achaia, who with Stephanas and Fortunatus was the bearer of Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians, and recommended in it to their regard, as one of those who supplied his yearning for Christian fellowship and "refreshed his spirit" (1 Corinthians 16:17-18).

Holman Bible Dictionary - Achaicus
(uh chay' ih cuhss) Personal name of messenger who came to Paul from Corinth before he wrote 1Corinthians (1 Corinthians 16:17 ). His presence with Stephanas and Fortunatus encouraged Paul. The three brought news and perhaps a letter (1 Corinthians 7:1 ) to Paul from the church at Corinth. They may have carried 1Corinthians back to Corinth.



Hitchcock's Bible Names - Achaicus
A native of Achaia; sorrowing; sad
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Achaicus
A Christian who, with Stephanas and Fortunatus, visited Paul at Ephesus, by whom the apostle was refreshed in spirit. 1 Corinthians 16:17 . The subscription to the epistle states that it was sent to Corinth by the above three and Timotheus.

Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Achaicus
One of many worthies whose character adorned the early Church, and whose service edified it, but whom we know only by a casual reference in the NT. In 1 Corinthians 16:17 St. Paul rejoices ‘at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus.’ Probably they formed a deputation from the Corinthian Church; they may have been bearers of the letter of inquiry which St. Paul answers in ch. 7ff. His language suggests that their coming somewhat reassured him after the disquieting news brought by Chloe’s household, and other ugly rumours (1 Corinthians 5:1). Perhaps they represented the parties in Corinth; yet they must have been trusted by the Church and must also have shown themselves loyal to the Apostle. Achaicus is such a rare name that some authorities call it ‘Greek,’ others ‘Roman.’ The suggestion that Achaicus was a slave-either of Stephanas or of Chloe-does not comport either with his position as a delegate or with St. Paul’s appeal to the Church to ‘acknowledge such,’ i.e. to recognize the quality of their service and to treat them with becoming deference.

Literature.-articles in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) on ‘Achaicus,’ and ‘I. Corinthians,’ i. 487a; Comm. on 1 Cor. by Findlay (Expositor’s Greek Testament ), 950, and by Godet, ii. 467; C. v. Weizsäcker, Apostolic Age, i. 2 [London, 1897] pp. 113, 305, 319, ii. [do. 1895] p. 320; Expositor, 8th ser. i. [1911] 341f.

J. E. Roberts.

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Fortunatus - At Ephesus with Stephanas and Achaicus when Paul wrote 1 Corinthians
Fortunatus - Fortunate, a disciple of Corinth who visited Paul at Ephesus, and returned with Stephanas and Achaicus, the bearers of the apostle's first letter to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 16:17 )
Achaicus - Paul rejoices ‘at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus. Achaicus is such a rare name that some authorities call it ‘Greek,’ others ‘Roman. ’ The suggestion that Achaicus was a slave-either of Stephanas or of Chloe-does not comport either with his position as a delegate or with St. -articles in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) on ‘Achaicus,’ and ‘I
Fortunatus - Fortunatus, and Achaicus as the first fruits of Achaia, and as set for the service of the church and saints
Fortuna'Tus - (fortunate ) ( 1 Corinthians 16:17 ) one of the three Corinthians the others being Stephanas and Achaicus, who were at Ephesus when St
Achaicus - Achaicus
Fortunatus - With Stephanas and Achaicus he visited St
Fortunatus - § 65) as accompanying his messengers from Rome to Corinth, but distinguishes him from them; the name, however, is too common for identification (see Achaicus and Stephanas)
Stephanas - Fortunatus and Achaicus were probably of this household
Corinth'Ians, First Epistle to the, - The bearers were probably (according to the common subscription) Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus
Corinth - Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus, were probably the bearers of the epistle (1 Corinthians 16:17-18); see the subscription
Gifts - The generosity of Stephanas (1 Corinthians 16:15), which impelled him at his own expense to journey to the Apostle with Fortunatus and Achaicus (his slaves), is singled out by St