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Lois
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Lois
Lois (Λωΐς, Lōis). The grandmother of Timothy who lived at Lystra (2 Tim 1:5).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Lois (Person)
LOIS (PERSON) [Gk Lois (Λοις)]. Lois, the mother of Eunice and grandmother of Timothy, was a Christian convert apparently at the hands of Paul and Barnabas in Lystra of Lycaonia (2 Tim 1:5; cf. Acts 16:1). 2 Timothy 1:5 indicates that she and her daughter Eunice were believers before Timothy. It is possible
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lois
Lois. Maternal grandmother of Timothy (2 Tm 1:5), whose family, including Timothy’s mother, Eunice, lived at Lystra (Acts 16:1). Lois was a deeply committed Jew who probably converted to Christianity during Paul’s first missionary trip (Acts 14). Paul comments that Timothy had the faith of his grandmother
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lois
Lois lōʹis [Gk. Lōis]. Grandmother of Timothy and probably mother of his mother Eunice, in view of the close relationship between the two women (2 Tim. 1:5). Although her name is Greek, she was a Hellenistic Jew. Apparently she helped to rear Timothy, training him especially in the OT Scriptures (cf.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Lois
LOIS Maternal grandmother of Timothy (2 Tm 1:5), whose family, including Timothy’s mother, Eunice, lived at Lystra (Acts 16:1). Lois was a deeply committed Jew who probably converted to Christianity during Paul’s first missionary trip (ch 14). Paul comments that Timothy shared the faith of his grandmother
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Lois
Lois (loh´is). Timothy’s maternal grandmother, a Jewish-Christian woman of faith (2 Tim. 1:5). Her daughter, Eunice (Timothy’s mother), was also a person of faith, though Timothy’s father was a Gentile and, apparently, not a believer in Christ (Acts 16:3). See also Eunice; Timothy.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Lois
LOIS. Grandmother of Timothy, and undoubtedly the mother of Eunice, Timothy’s mother. She is mentioned but once (2 Tim 1:5). Apparently the family lived at Lystra, where Paul was stoned. Lois had a genuine faith in God, in which she was joined by Eunice and Timothy, although Eunice’s husband was a Greek,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Lois
LOIS. Timothy’s grandmother, presumably the mother of *Eunice (2 Tim. 1:5). Paul doubtless alludes to her Christian faith: had she been simply a godly Jewess, her devotion is less likely to have been known to him. The name is hard to parallel in the period.A. F. Walls
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Lois
Lois (Gk. Lōɩ́s)The mother of Eunice and grandmother of Timothy; a woman of faith at Lystra (2 Tim. 1:5).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lois
Lois [lōˊĭs] (Gk. Lōis). The mother of Eunice and grandmother of Timothy (2 Tim. 1:5).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Lois
LOIS The mother of Eunice and the grandmother of Timothy (2 Tim 1:5). She may have been converted by Paul and Barnabas when they passed through Lystra of Lycaonia (Acts 16:1).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Lois
Lo´is (agreeable), the grandmother of Timothy, and doubtless the mother of his mother, Eunice. 2 Sam. 1:5. It seems likely that Lois had resided long at Lystra; and almost certain that from her, as well as from Eunice, Timothy obtained his intimate knowledge of the Jewish Scriptures. 2 Tim. 3:15. (a.d.
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Relatives
Timothy Grandson