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Crowd at Bartimaeus’ healing
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A blind beggar whom Jesus healed.There are three different accounts of this miracle:Mark 10:46–52. Christ restores the beggar’s sight when going from Jericho to Jerusalem. The beggar’s name is given as Bartimaeus.Luke 18:35–43. Christ performs the same miracle “as he drew near to Jericho” (ESV). The blind man is not named.Matthew 20:29–34. Jesus heals two unnamed blind men as he was leaving Jericho.Because these records are so similar, it is likely that they all describe the same event. The minor differences can be taken as evidence of how widely the incident was known before the Gospels were given their final form.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bartimaeus, Son of Timaeus
Bartimaeus (Βαρτιμαῖος, Bartimaios). A blind beggar whom Jesus healed.There are three different accounts of this miracle:Mark 10:46–52. Christ restores the beggar’s sight when going from Jericho to Jerusalem. The beggar’s name is given as Bartimaeus.Luke 18:35–43. Christ performs the same miracle
Jericho
Jericho (יְרִחוֹ‎, yericho). An ancient city located approximately 10 miles northwest of the Dead Sea in Cisjordan. The city guarded one of the primary roads from the Jordan Rift valley up to the spine of the central hill country.The most ancient site affiliated with Jericho is located at Tell es-Sultan.
Jericho, Archaeology of
Jericho, Archaeology of Surveys major archaeological findings related to the site of biblical Jericho.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bartimaeus (Person)
BARTIMAEUS (PERSON) [Gk Bartimaios (Βαρτιμαιος)]. A blind beggar whom Jesus healed while on his last journey to Jerusalem (Mark 10:46–52). Throwing his outer garment aside, leaping to his feet, and rushing to Jesus when called demonstrated his faith in Jesus and his eagerness to be healed. Since Mark
Jericho (Place)
JERICHO (PLACE) [Heb yĕrı̂ḥô (יְרִיחֹו)]. A town just NW of the Dead Sea which is best known as the site that Israel first conquered in their entrance into the land of Canaan. The Israelites encamped across the Jordan from Jericho (Num 22:1; 26:3), and from this camp, Joshua sent two spies to reconnoiter
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bartimaeus
Bartimaeus. Timaeus’s son, a blind beggar who called out to Jesus as he left Jericho on his final journey to Jerusalem (Mk 10:46–52). Seeing Bartimaeus’s faith, Jesus healed his blindness. In two similar accounts (Mt 20:29–34; Lk 18:35–43) blind men who called Jesus “son of David” were instantly healed,
Jericho
Jericho. The name “Jericho” may be connected to the ancient name of the Canaanite moon god. The Hebrew words for moon, month, or new moon, and Jericho are very similar. Others associate it with the word for spirit or smell, assuming that the pleasant fragrances of the fruits and spices which grew in
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bartimaeus
Bartimaeus bär-tə-mēʹəs [GK. Bartimaios, hybrid < Aram bar—‘son’ + GK. timaios—‘honorable,’ or < Aram bar-timai—‘son of Timai’ (=Timotheus?)]. In Mk. 10:46–52, the name of a blind beggar, whose sight Jesus restored as He went out from Jericho on His last journey to Jerusalem. An almost identical account
Jericho
Jericho jerʹə-kō [Heb. yerēḥô, yerîḥô, yeriḥô, yerîḥōh; Gk. (LXX) Iierichō, (NT) Hierichō]; AV, NEB, also JERECHUS (1 Esd. 5:22). A city just N of the Dead Sea, mentioned sixty times (54 OT; 6 NT) in the Bible. I. Biblical ReferencesA. Geographical and TopographicalB. The Ancient
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bartimaeus
BARTIMAEUS Timaeus’s son, a blind beggar who called out to Jesus as he left Jericho on his final journey to Jerusalem (Mk 10:46–52). Seeing Bartimaeus’s faith, Jesus healed his blindness.
Jericho
JERICHO Ancient city on the west side of the Jordan River. The name Jericho may be connected to the ancient name of the Canaanite moon god. The Hebrew words for moon, month, new moon, and Jericho are very similar. Others associate it with the word for spirit or smell, assuming that the pleasant fragrances
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Bartimaeus
Bartimaeus (bahr´tuh-mee´uhs; translated in Mark 10:46 as “son of Timaeus”), a blind beggar healed by Jesus when the latter was leaving Jericho (10:46–52). See also blindness; disease; healing; miracles.
Jericho
Jericho (jair´uh-koh), a city in the Jordan Valley six miles north of the Dead Sea. Its broad plain, irrigated from the copious spring of modern ‘Ein es-Sultan, just east of the ancient city, is extremely fertile. A ford near the city carries an important east-west road and makes Jericho a strategic
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bartimaeus
BARTIMAEUS. The name of a blind beggar whose eyes Jesus opened as He went on His last journey from Jericho to Jerusalem. Bartimaeus’ healing as recorded in Mk 10:46–52 presents a remarkable profession of faith in the person of Christ—“thou son of David”—and His Power—“Lord, that I might receive my sight” (vv.
Jericho
JERICHO. At the present stage of archaeological research OT Jericho is considered by the excavator Kathleen Kenyon to be the most ancient instance of urban civilization known to man. The site, located in the Jordan Valley about eight miles NW of the junction of the Jordan River with the Dead Sea, was
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Bartimaeus
BARTIMAEUS. A blind beggar who was healed by Jesus (Mk. 10:46–52). The name means ‘Son of Timaeus’ and may have been recorded by Mark because he was a well-known figure in the early church. The incident took place on Jesus’ last journey to Jerusalem as he left Jericho, and is found in the other Synoptic
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bartimaeus
Bartimaeus (Gk. Bartimaɩ́os)The blind beggar who calls out, “Son of David, have mercy on me,” and whose sight Jesus restores after leaving Jericho (Mark 10:46–52). Bartimaeus is not a proper name but an identification, “son of Timaeus.”The Bartimaeus story concludes the central section of Mark’s Gospel
Jericho
Jericho (Heb. yĕrɩ̂ḥô)A town ca. 16 km. (10 mi.) N of the Dead Sea near a crossing of the Jordan River. Israelite Jericho has been associated with Tell es-Sulṭân (192142) and Roman Jericho with Tulûl Abū el-ʿAlayiq (191139). Archaeological evidence has recorded occupation near the spring (ʿAin
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bartimaeus
Bartimaeus [bär tə mēˊəs] (Gk. Bartimaios; possibly Aram. bar ṭim˒ay “son of Timai”). A blind beggar from Jericho whom the Lord healed as he traveled toward Jerusalem (Mark 10:46–52 par.); that his father had a Greek name need not necessarily imply that Bartimaeus himself was a Hellenist.Upon
Jericho
Jericho [jĕrˊə kō] (Heb. yerēḥô, yerîḥô, yeriḥô, yerîḥōh).† An important city situated about 16 km. (10 mi.) northwest of the Dead Sea in the Jordan valley. Also called “the city of palms/palm trees” (Deut. 34:3; Judg. 1:16; 3:13; 2 Chr. 28:15), biblical Jericho has had a moving
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Jericho
JERICHO One of the oldest fortified cities in the ancient Near East, long identified with Tell es-Sultan, 6 miles north of the Dead Sea, about 750 feet below sea level. The plentiful supply of water from nearby Ain es-Sultan turned Jericho into an oasis, and indeed the Bible once refers to it as the
Jericho, Herodian
JERICHO, HERODIAN In the late Hellenistic (Hasmonean) and early Roman (Herodian) periods, Jericho expanded on a large scale, as a garden city alongside a royal estate. This growth was made possible by the construction of a network of well-built water channels which exploited all the water sources in
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Bartimaeus
BARTIMAEUS A blind beggar of Jericho who was healed by Jesus (Mark 10:46–52). Upon hearing that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by, he called out, begged for mercy, and refused to be silenced. Matthew (Matt 20:29–34) and Luke (Luke 18:35–43) also note the incident, but only Mark gives the man’s name. Matthew
Jericho
JERICHO (related to Hebrew yārēaḥ, “moon”) Also called the “city of palms” (Deut 34:3), Jericho is a city to the northwest of the Dead Sea at the southern end of the Jordan Valley. It was the first major site conquered by the Israelites when they entered Canaan. The city rested in a fertile oasis