Erastus @ beloved. (1.) The "chamberlain" of the city of Corinth Romans:16:23), and one of Paul's disciples. As treasurer of such a city he was a public officer of great dignity, and his conversion to the gospel was accordingly a proof of the wonderful success of the apostle's labours. (2.) A companion of Paul at Ephesus, who was sent by him along with Timothy into Macedonia Acts:19:22). Corinth was his usual place of abode ( 2Timothy:4:20); but probably he may have been the same as the preceding.