Robertson's Word Pictures (NT)
The church that is in their house (thn kat oikon autwn ekklhsian). The early Christians had no church buildings. See also Acts 12:2; I Corinthians 16:19; Philemon 1:2; Colossians 4:15. The Roman Christians had probably several such homes where they would meet.
Epainetus (Epaineton). Nothing is known of him except this item, "the first-fruits of Asia" (aparxh thv Asiav). An early convert from the province of Asia. Cf. Acts 2:9; I Corinthians 16:15 (about Stephanus and Achaia).
Other Robertson's Word Pictures (NT) entries containing Romans 16:5:
1 Corinthians 16:19
2 Thessalonians 2:13
2 Peter 3:15
2 John 1:11
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