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Eunice
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Eunice
Eunice (Εὐνίκη, Eunikē). Mother of Timothy (2 Tim 1:5). Acts 16:1 describes Eunice as a “believing Jewish woman” (although Timothy’s father was Greek).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Eunice (Person)
EUNICE (PERSON) [Gk Eunikē (Εὐνικη)]. A resident of the city of Lystra in Lycaonia where she, her mother Lois, and her son Timothy were apparently converted by Paul and Barnabas on their journey together into Asia Minor (2 Tim 1:5; Acts 16:1). Timothy eventually became one of Paul’s most significant
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Eunice
Eunice. Timothy’s mother, daughter of Lois (2 Tm 1:5), and the wife of a pagan Greek; a “Jewish woman who was a believer” (Acts 16:1). She apparently taught her son the OT Scriptures “from childhood” (2 Tm 3:15) and was converted to Christianity during Paul’s first trip to her home in Lystra, previous
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Eunice
Eunice ūʹnis [Gk. Euníkē—‘good victory’] (2 Tim. 1:5). The mother of Timothy. Although her name was Greek, she was a Jewess (Acts 16:1). Her husband was a Gentile. Eunice was in all probability a daughter of Lois, Timothy’s grandmother, for Paul mentions these Christian women together in highly commendable
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eunice
EUNICE Timothy’s mother, daughter of Lois (2 Tm 1:5), and the wife of a pagan Greek. She was a Jewish Christian (Acts 16:1). She apparently taught her son the OT Scriptures “from childhood” (2 Tm 3:15) and was converted to Christianity during Paul’s first trip to her home in Lystra, previous to his visit
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Eunice
Eunice (yoo´nis), Timothy’s mother, a Jewish Christian who was married to a Gentile (Acts 16:1). She and her mother, Lois, are said to have evinced a “sincere faith” and to have provided Timothy with religious instruction (2 Tim. 1:5; 3:14–15). See also Timothy.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eunice
EUNICE. The name, meaning “victorious,” occurs but once in the Bible (2 Tim 1:5). Eunice was Timothy’s mother, and this gives her a measure of importance. She and her mother Lois are both described as women of genuine faith in the Lord, and they had apparently encouraged a similar faith in young Timothy.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eunice
EUNICE. Timothy’s mother, a woman of notable faith (2 Tim. 1:5). She was Jewish (Acts 16:1) and pious, for Timothy’s biblical instruction had begun early (2 Tim. 3:15), but her husband was a Gentile and her son uncircumcised (Acts 16:3). In view of Jewish intermarriage with leading Phrygian families
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eunice
Eunice (Gk. Eunɩ́kē)A resident of Lystra (cf. Acts 14) and “a believer” (16:1); the mother of Timothy. Commended as having faith (2 Tim. 1:5), presumably she was the person who taught Timothy Scripture as a child (3:15). Some scholars feel Eunice was lax in her Judaism (marriage to a “Greek” [Gentile]
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Eunice
Eunice [ūˊnĭs] (Gk. Eunikē “good victory”).† A devout woman at Lystra, commended for her “sincere faith” (2 Tim. 1:5); mother of Timothy, whom she instructed in the Christian faith and whom Paul chose as a replacement for his companion Barnabas (Acts 16:1). A Jewish woman who had married a Greek
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Eunice
EUNICE A Jewish-Christian woman of the city of Lystra in Lycaonia. She was a convert from Judaism and was the mother of Timothy (2 Tim 1:5; Acts 16:1).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Eunice
Euni´ce (good victory), mother of Timotheus. 2 Tim. 1:5. (a.d. before 47.)
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Relatives
Timothy Son