AMPLIATUS (ăm'plĭ-ā'tŭs, Gr. Ampliatus, kjv Amplias). A Christian to whom Paul sent a greeting (Rom.16.8).
AMPLIATUS ăm’ plĭ ā’ təs
); KJV AMPLIAS ăm’ plĭ əs
, shortened form of ̓Αμπλια̂τος
). A Christian living in Rome to whom Paul sends greetings and to whom he refers as “my beloved in the Lord” (Rom 16:8
). His name was common in ancient Rome. It is found twice in the cemetery of Domitilla at Rome, the older of the two inscrs. dating from about the end of the 1st cent. a.d.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
(Ampliatos, Codex Sinaiticus, A,B,F, Ampliatus; Amplias, D,E,L,P, the Revised Version (British and American) form; the King James Version Amplias): The name of a member of the Christian community at Rome, to whom Paul sent greetings (Ro 16:8). He is designated "my beloved in the Lord." It is a common name and is found in inscriptions connected with the imperial household. The name is found twice in the cemetery of Domitilla. The earlier inscription is over a cell which belongs to the end of the 1st century or the beginning of the 2nd century. The bearer of this name was probably a member of her household and conspicuous in the early Christian church in Rome.