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GAIUS

1. a Macedonian companion of Paul who became involved in the unruly scene in Ephesus when the silversmiths rioted against Paul, who had disparaged the making of images of the goddess Diana (Acts 19:29). He is probably the same Gaius who traveled with Paul to Asia shortly thereafter (Acts 20:4); 2. a convert baptized by Paul in Corinth. He may be the same man who entertained Paul in his home in Rome (I Corinthians 1:14). The name Gaius was such a common one in Rome that positive identification is impossible.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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