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Timothy
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A native of Lystra and a companion of Paul. A third-generation Christian. His name is the combination of two Greek words: τιμή (timē) meaning “honor, reverence,” and θεός (theos), meaning “God.” Timothy was the son of a Jewish woman and a Greek father (Acts 16:1–2).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Timothy
Timothy (Τιμόθεος, Timotheos). A native of Lystra and a companion of Paul. A third-generation Christian. His name is the combination of two Greek words: τιμή (timē) meaning “honor, reverence,” and θεός (theos), meaning “God.” Timothy was the son of a Jewish woman and a Greek father (Acts 16:1–2).
Timothy, Critical Issues
Timothy, Critical Issues Reviews scholarly arguments related to the identity of Timothy and the relationship between Timothy and the letters addressed to him in the New Testament.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Timothy (Person)
TIMOTHY (PERSON) [Gk Timotheos (Τιμοθεος)]. A missionary associate, fellow worker, and trusted emissary of Paul over an extended period of time. Timothy is mentioned after Paul in the prescript of various Pauline letters as a cosender of those letters (1 Thess 1:1; 2 Cor 1:1; Phil 1:1; Philemon 1; cf.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Timothy, Timotheus (Person)
Timothy, Timotheus (Person). Paul’s convert and companion, whose name means “one who honors God.” His name is often spelled Timotheus in the kjv.Timothy first appears in Acts 16:1–3 as Paul’s disciple whose mother “was a believer; but his father was a Greek” (v 1). He was a third-generation Christian
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Timothy
Timothy tim̀ə-thē [Gk. Timotheos—‘one who honors God’]; AV also Timotheus.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Timothy (Person)
TIMOTHY (Person) Paul’s convert and companion, whose name means “one who honors God.”Timothy first appears in Acts 16:1–3 as Paul’s disciple whose mother “was a believer; but his father was a Greek” (v 1). He was a third-generation Christian after his mother, Eunice, and grandmother, Lois (2 Tm 1:5).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Timothy
Timothy (tim´uh-thee).1 A military officer of the Ammonites who joined forces with the Syrians to oppose Judas Maccabeus in the Judean rebellion (ca. 164 bce); the Ammonites were crushed in several battles and Timothy was slain (1 Macc. 5:6–8; 2 Macc. 8:30–33; 9:1–4; 10:24–38; 12:1–25).2 Paul’s “beloved
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Timothy
TIMOTHY. From the affectionate way in which Paul wrote of him, it would seem that Timothy was his favorite disciple. Timothy’s father was a Greek, but his mother Eunice and his grandmother Lois were Jewesses (2 Tim 1:5). They were probably converted during Paul’s first visit to Derbe and Lystra (Acts
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Timothy
TIMOTHY. The son of a mixed marriage; his mother, who evidently instructed him in the Scriptures, was a Jewess and his father a Greek (Acts 16:1; 2 Tim. 1:5). He was a native of Lystra (Acts 16:1) and was highly esteemed by his Christian brethren both there and in Iconium (Acts 16:2). When he became
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Timothy
Timothy (Gk. Timótheos)1. Commander of the Ammonite forces. He was repeatedly defeated in a series of battles against Judas Maccabeus and his brothers (1 Macc. 5:6–7, 11, 34, 37–39; 2 Macc. 8:30–33; 9:3; 12:2–25).2. A close coworker and emissary of Paul. The first recorded encounter between the two
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Timothy
TIMOTHY The name of two men in the Bible.1. The Seleucid commander in Palestine who was defeated by Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc 5:6–13; 2 Macc 8:30, 9:3, 10:24, 12:2).2. A missionary, disciple, and trusted companion of Paul. Born at Lystra in Asia Minor, he was the son of a Jewish woman, Eunice, and a
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Timothy, St
Timothy, St. St *Paul’s companion on his Second Missionary Journey and later apparently one of his most intimate friends. Two of the *Pastoral Epistles are addressed to him (see following entry). A native of Lystra, he was the son of a mixed marriage between a Jewess, Eunice, and a heathen, and was,