Easton's Bible Dictionary
(1) A Macedonian, Paul's fellow-traveller, and his host
at Corinth when he wrote his Epistle to the ( Romans 16:23 ). He with his household
were baptized by Paul ( 1 Corinthians 1:14 ). During a heathen outbreak against
Paul at Ephesus the mob seized Gaius and Aristarchus because they could not find
Paul, and rushed with them into the theatre. Some have identified this Gaius with
(2) A man of Derbe who accompanied Paul into Asia on his last journey to Jerusalem
(3) A Christain of Asia Minor to whom John addressed his third epistle ( 3 John
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
lord; an earthly man
Smith's Bible Dictionary
or Caius (lord )--
(1) A Macedonian who accompanied Paul in his travels, and whose life was in danger
from the mob at Ephesus. ( Acts 19:29 ) (A.D. 54.)
(2) Of Derbe. He went with Paul from Corinth in his last journey to Jerusalem.
( Acts 20:4 ) (A.D. 54.)
(3) Of Corinth, whom Paul baptized and who was his host in his second journey
in that city. ( 1 Corinthians 1:14 ; Romans 16:23 ) (These are supposed by some
to be only one person.)
(4) John's third epistle is addressed to Christian of this name. We may possibly
identify him with No. 2.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ga'-yus (Gaios; Westcott and Hort, The New Testament
in Greek, Gaios):
(1) The Gaius to whom 3 John is addressed. He is spoken of as "the beloved" (3
John 1:1 , 2 , 5 , 11), "walking in the truth" (3 John 1:3 , 4), and doing "a
faithful work" "toward them that are brethren and strangers withal" (3 John 1:5
, 6). He has been identified by some with the Gaius mentioned in the Apostolical
Constitutions (VII, 46), as having been appointed bishop of Pergamum by John.
(2) Gaius of Macedonia, a "companion in travel" of Paul (Acts 19:29). He was one
of those who were seized by Demetrius and the other silversmiths in the riot at
Ephesus, during Paul's third missionary journey.
(3) Gaius of Derbe, who was among those who accompanied Paul from Greece "as far
as Asia," during his third missionary journey (Acts 20:4). In the corresponding
list given in the "Contendings of Paul" (compare Budge, Contendings of the Twelve
Apostles, II, 592), the name of this Gaius is given as "Gallius."
(4) Gaius, the host of Paul when he wrote the Epistle to the Roman, and who joined
in sending his salutations (Romans 16:23). As Paul wrote this epistle from Corinth,
it is probable that this Gaius is identical with (5).
(5) Gaius, whom Paul baptized at Corinth (1 Corinthians 1:14).
C. M. Kerr
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