Bible Names N-Z: Timotheus
Timotheus in Easton's Bible Dictionary
the Greek form of the name of Timothy (Acts 16:1, etc.; the
Timotheus in Hitchcock's Bible Names
honor of God; valued of God
Timotheus in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. A "captain of the Ammonites," 1 Macc. 5:6 who was defeated
on several occasions by Judas Maccabaeus, B.C. 164. 1 Macc.
5:6,11,34-44. He was probably a Greek adventurer.
2. In 2 Macc. a leader named Timetheus is mentioned as
having taken part in the invasion of Nicanor, B.C. 166. 2
Macc. 8:30; 9:3.
3. The Greek name of Timothy. Ac 16:1; 17:14 etc.
Timotheus in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
(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; 19:2,18 ff) in 165-163
BC. According to 2 Macc 10:37, he was slain at Gazara after
having hidden in a cistern. But in 2 Macc 12:2 he is again
at liberty as an opponent of the Jews, and in 12:24 f he
falls into the hands of Dositheus and Sosipater, but by
representing that many Jewish captives were at his mercy and
likely to suffer if he were put to death, he is again
released. These discrepancies are so great--though not
unusual in 2 Maccabees--that some suppose another Timotheus
is referred to in 12:2 ff. He is most probably the same
person, the careless author of 2 Maccabees making a slip in
saying Timotheus was killed at Gazara. He probably escaped
by hiding in the cistern. The Greek name for an Ammonite
leader is striking: (a) he may have been a genuine Ammonite
with a Greek name, or (b) a Syro-Macedonian officer placed
by Syrian authority over the Ammonites, or (c) a Greek
soldier of fortune invited by the Ammonites to be their
(2) See next article.
Timotheus Scripture - 1 Thessalonians 1:1
Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the
Thessalonians [which is] in God the Father and [in] the Lord
Jesus Christ: Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from God our
Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Timotheus Scripture - 2 Timothy 4:22
The Lord Jesus Christ [be] with thy spirit. Grace [be] with
you. Amen. <[The second [epistle] unto Timotheus, ordained the
first bishop of the church of the Ephesians, was written from
Rome, when Paul was brought before Nero the second time.]>
Timotheus Scripture - Philippians 1:1
Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the
saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops
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