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Urbanus

URBANUS (ûr-băn'ŭs, Gr. Ourbanos, polite). A Roman Christian to whom Paul sent greetings (Rom.16.9).


URBANUS ûr bā’ nəs (Οὐρβανός, G4042; Lat. Urbanus, urbane, refined). A member of the Christian Church at Rome to whom Paul sent greetings. Paul calls him “our fellow worker in Christ” (Rom 16:9). The name was a common one in ancient Rom. times.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

A common slave name. Gifford says that it is found "as here, in juxtaposition with Ampliatus, in a list of imperial freedmen, on an inscription, 115 AD." He was a member of the Christian community at Rome to whom Paul sent greetings. Paul calls him "our fellow-worker in Christ" (Ro 16:9). "The `our’ (as opposed to `my,’ Ro 16:3) seems to suggest that all Christian workers had a common helper in Urbanus" (Denney).

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