Fortunatus

Fortuna'tus (Graecized Φορτούνατος), a disciple of Corinth, of Roman birth or origin, as his name indicates, who visited Paul at Ephesus, and returned, along with Stephanus and Achaicus, in charge of that apostle's first Epistle to the Corinthian Church (1Co 16:17), A.D. 54. Some have supposed that these three Corinthian brethren were "they which are of the house of Chloe" (οἱ Χλοῆς), alluded to in 1Co 1:11; but the language of irony, in which the apostle must in that case be interpreted in chapter 16 as speaking of their presence, would become sarcasm too cutting for so tender a heart as Paul's to have uttered among his valedictions. "The household of Stephanas" is mentioned in chapter 1:16 as having been baptized by Paul himself: perhaps Fortunatus and Achaicus may have been members of that household. There is a Fortunatus mentioned at the end of Clement's first Epistle to the Corinthians, who was possibly the same person.

Bible concordance for FORTUNATUS.

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