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Trophimus
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Trophimus
Trophimus (Τρόφιμος, Trophimos). Traveling companion and disciple of Paul, mentioned three times in the New Testament (Acts 20:4; 21:29; 2 Tim 4:20).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Trophimus (Person)
TROPHIMUS (PERSON) [Gk Trophimos (Τροφιμος)]. The meaning of the name Trophimus is based on the Greek word tropheia, which can refer either to “service as a wet-nurse” or to the nourishment thus provided. Therefore, the name Trophimus could mean “foster child” or “nourishment,” depending on whether the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Trophimus
Trophimus. One of the Asians who accompanied Paul on his final trip to Jerusalem (Acts 20:4). Because the Jews had seen Trophimus the Ephesian with Paul in Jerusalem, they incorrectly assumed that he had accompanied Paul into the temple (21:29). Since Trophimus was not a Jew, his alleged act of profaning
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
TROPHIMUS
TROPHIMUS trof̀e-mas [Gk. Trophimos—‘a foster child’] (Acts 20:4; 21:29; 2 Tim. 4:20). An Ephesian Christian who traveled with Paul, probably as a delegate of the Asian churches that participated in the collection destined for the church in Jerusalem (Acts 20:1–5; cf. 1 Cor. 16:1–4). His presence with
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Trophimus
TROPHIMUS One of the Asians who accompanied Paul on his final trip to Jerusalem (Acts 20:4). Because the Jews had seen Trophimus the Ephesian with Paul in Jerusalem, they incorrectly assumed that he had accompanied Paul into the temple (21:29). Since Trophimus was not a Jew, his alleged act of profaning
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Trophimus
Trophimus (trof´uh-muhs; Gk., “foster child”), a Christian from Ephesus who, with Tychicus, joined Paul and others for the apostle’s final visit to Jerusalem (Acts 20:4–5). Asian Jews mistakenly accused Paul of taking Trophimus, a Gentile, into the temple’s court of Israel (21:29), thus provoking a mob
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Trophimus
TROPHIMUS. An Ephesian Christian, and a companion of Paul on his voyage from Greece to Troas (Acts 20:1–6). Later he was seen with Paul in Jerusalem (21:29), and the Jews accused Paul of defiling the temple by bringing a Gentile into the court of Israel, an act forbidden by the temple authorities. A
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Trophimus
TROPHIMUS. An Ephesian Christian who evidently accompanied Paul to Europe after the Ephesian riot, later re-crossing and awaiting Paul at Troas for the journey to Jerusalem—doubtless as one of the delegates of the Asian churches with the collection (Acts 20:1–5; cf. 1 Cor. 16:1–4). In Jerusalem, however,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Trophimus
Trophimus (Gk. Tróphimos)Based on Gk. tróphos, “nursemaid” (1 Thess. 2:7), Trophimos either means “foster child” or is a proper name. In the NT Trophimus is an Ephesian, probably an uncircumcised gentile convert to Christianity who, along with Tychicus, represented the province of Asia on Paul’s last
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Trophimus
Trophimus [trŏfˊə məs] (Gk. Trophimos “nutritious”). An Ephesian, one of two Gentile Christians from the province of Asia who accompanied Paul from Troas to Jerusalem with the relief money collected for the Jerusalem Christians from the Gentile Christians of Greece, Macedonia, and Asia Minor (Acts
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Trophimus
TROPHIMUS A Christian from Ephesus and a companion of Paul. He joined up with Paul on his final trip to Jerusalem (Acts 20:4). Jews from the province of Asia, having seen Paul and Trophimus together in Jerusalem, assumed that Paul had taken Trophimus into the inner courts of the Temple, and so defiled
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Trophimus, St
Trophimus, St. (1) Acc. to Acts 20:4 and 21:29, he was an Ephesian Gentile, who accompanied St *Paul on part of his third missionary journey and to *Jerusalem, where Paul’s introduction of him into the Temple was the chief ground for the riot. He is also mentioned at 2 Tim. 4:20 (‘Trophimus I left at