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Timothy (commander)
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).
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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 the Commander
Timothy the Commander (Τιμόθεος, Timotheos). The leader of the Ammonite army during the time of Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc 5:6).
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 International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Timothy
1. An Ammonite leader who opposed Judas Maccabeus and was on several occasions severely defeated by him (1 Macc. 5:6–11, 34, 37–44; 2 Macc. 8:30, 32; 9:3; 10:24–38; 12:2, 10, 18–25). These battles took place ca 165–163 b.c. According to 2 Macc. 10:37 Timothy was slain at Gazara after having hidden in
Timothy
Timothy tim̀ə-thē [Gk. Timotheos—‘one who honors God’]; AV also Timotheus.
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
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Timotheus
Timo´theus1. A “captain of the Ammonites,” 1 Macc. 5:6, who was defeated on several occasions by Judas Maccabæus, b.c. 164. 1 Macc. 5:6, 11, 34–44. He was probably a Greek adventurer.2. In 2 Macc. a leader named Timotheus is mentioned as having taken part in the invasion of Nicanor, b.c. 166. 2 Macc.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Timothy
TimothyTimothy. 1 A military officer of the Ammonites who joined forces with the Syrians to oppose Judas Maccabeus and Judea’s freedom fighters (ca. 164 b.c.); 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, the last passage
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
TIMOTHEUS
TIMOTHEUS<ti-mo’-the-us> ([Τιμόθεος, Timotheos]):1. A leader of the children of Ammon who was on several occasions severely defeated by Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc 5:6 ff,34 ff; 2 Macc 8:30; 9:3; 10:24; 12:2, 18 ff) in 165-163 BC. According to 2 Macc 10:37, he was slain at Gazara after
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Timotheus
Timotheus [Tihm-uh-thee-uhs](Greek: Dear to God)(Acts of the Apostles 16:1). a.d. 1st century. Timotheus—also called Timothy (2 Corinthians 1:1)—was loved by Paul as a son. He was the apostle’s companion, fellow worker, invaluable helper, and messenger. (Please read the entry for Timothy [2 Corinthians
Timothy
Timothy [Tihm-uh-thee](Greek: Dear to God)The Times of TimothyEarly in the first century ADTimothy was born to a godly mother, Eunice. (2 Timothy 1:5)He became a “son in the faith” to the Apostle Paul.51 ADPaul met Timothy in Lystra. From then on the two men traveled together.65 ADPaul ordained
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Timothy
Timʹo-thy, Tim-oʹthe-us [honored of God], (2 Cor. 1:1; Phil. 1:1). He is first mentioned in Acts 16:1, where he is described as the son of a Greek Gentile by a Jewish mother. The father’s name is unknown; his mother’s was Eunice, his grandmother’s Lois (2 Tim. 1:5). His father seems to have died during
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