Philippians 2:25: Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.
A painting of the homie Epaphroditus
Epaphroditus — a name derived from Aphrodite meaning “lovely” or “charming” — is the messenger who came from Phillipi to the Paul when he was a prisoner in Rome.
Paul mentions him here in words of esteem and affection. On his return to Philippi he was the bearer of Paul’s letter to the church there.
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