STACHYS (stā'kĭs, Gr. Stachys, head of grain). A Roman Christian to whom Paul sent a greeting (Rom.16.9).

STACHYS stā’ kĭs (Στάχυς, “head of grain”). The uncommon Gr. name of a Rom. Christian to whom Paul sends greetings, calling him “my beloved” (Rom 16:9). A Stachys has been found in an inscr. linked to the imperial household at this time.


J. B. Lightfoot, Epistle to the Philippians, rev. ed. (1953), 174.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

The name of a Roman Christian to whom Paul sent greetings. The name is Greek and uncommon; it has been found in inscriptions connected with the imperial household. Paul designates him "my beloved" (Ro 16:9).