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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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. 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 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 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)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
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.