A companion of St. Paul in his first Roman imprisonment (Col 4:14; Phm 1:24). There is some indication (cf. Php 2:20 f.) that even then Demas was not altogether trusted; and later he forsook the Apostle, 'having loved this present world' (2Ti 4:10). He was apparently a native of Thessalonica.
A. J. Maclean.