(lovely), the full name of which Epaphras is a contraction. (Philemon 2:25; 4:18)
-A messenger of Paul Php 2:25; 4:18 -Sick at Rome Php 2:26,27,30
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.