Bible Names A-G: Bartimaeus
Bartimaeus in Easton's Bible Dictionary
son of Timaeus, one of the two blind beggars of Jericho (Mark
10:46; Matt. 20:30). His blindness was miraculously
cured on the
ground of his faith.
Bartimaeus in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("son of Timaeus or Timai".) A blind beggar of Jericho, who
had his sight restored by Christ as He was going out of the
town (Mark 10:46); Luke (Luke 18:35; Luke 19:1; Luke 19:5)
describes the cure as Christ was entering Jericho the day
before. Probably the beggar, with the persevering faith
which characterized him, applied to Jesus first as He was
entering Jericho, and renewed his petition the next day, as
Jesus was leaving Jericho. Eliciting, as He was wont, first
of all from the blind man the expression of his want, "What
wilt thou that I shall do unto thee?" Christ next grants his
prayer, and praises his faith "Receive thy sight; thy faith
hath saved thee." Matthew (Matthew 20:29-34) describes it,
as Jesus was going from Jericho; and mentions two blind men.
Probably Bartimaeus, after applying on the day of
Jesus' entry into Jericho, was joined by the second blind
man while Jesus was passing the night with Zacchaeus; so
both shared in the cure on Christ's leaving Jericho.
Bartimaeus, being the more prominent, is alone mentioned by
Mark and Luke; just as they mention only the colt, Matthew
both the donkey (the mother) and the colt; Luke (Luke 24:4)
the two angels, Matthew and Mark the one alone who spoke.
Seeming discrepancies establish the independence of the
witnesses and the absence of collusion. Substantial
agreement of many witnesses, amidst circumstantial variety,
is the strongest proof of truth. Modes of reconciling
seeming discrepancies may not be the true ones, but they at
least prove the discrepancies not to be irreconcilable and
that they result only from our ignorance of all the facts of
Bartimaeus in Naves Topical Bible
A blind man
Mr 10:46-52; Mt 20:29-34; Lu 18:35-43
Bartimaeus in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(son of Timeus), a blind beggar of Jericho who, Mr 10:46 ff.,
sat by the wayside begging as our Lord passed out of Jericho
on his last journey to Jerusalem.
Bartimaeus in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
bar-ti-me'-us (Bartimaios): A hybrid word from Aramaic bar =
"son," and Greek timaios = "honorable." For the
improbability of the derivation from bar-tim'ai = "son of
the unclean," and of the allegorical meaning = the Gentiles
or spiritually blind, see Schmiedel in Encyclopedia Biblica.
In Mk (10:46-52) Bartimeus is given as the name of a blind
beggar, whose eyes Jesus Christ opened as He went out from
Jericho on His last journey to Jerusalem. An almost
identical account is given by Lk (18:35-43), except that the
incident occurred "as he drew nigh unto Jericho," and the
name of the blind man is not given. Again, according to Mt
(20:29-34), "as they went out from Jericho" (like Mk) two
blind men (unlike Mk and Lk) receive their sight. It is not
absolutely impossible that two or even three events are
recorded, but so close is the similarity of the three
accounts that it is highly improbable. Regarding them as
referring to the same event, it is easy to understand how
the discrepancies arose in the passage of the story from
mouth to mouth. The main incident is clear enough, and on
purely historical grounds, the miracle cannot be denied. The
discrepancies themselves are evidence of the wide currency
of the story before our Gospels assumed their present form.
It is only a most mechanical theory of inspiration that
would demand their harmonization.
Bartimaeus in Wikipedia
Each of the three synoptic gospels tells of Jesus healing the
blind near Jericho, as he passed through that town, shortly
before his passion.
Mark 10:46-52 tells only of a man named Bartimaeus (literally
"Son of Timaeus") being present, as Jesus left Jericho, making
him one of the few named people to be miraculously cured by
Jesus. Matthew 20:29-34 is a similar account of two blind men
being healed outside of Jericho, but gives no names. Luke
18:35-43 also tells of two unnamed blind men, but seems to
place the event instead as when Jesus approached Jericho.
These men together would be the second of two healings of
blind men on Jesus' journey from the start of his travels from
Bethsaida (in Mark 8:22-26 ) to Jerusalem, via Jericho. It
is possible, though not certain, that Bartimaeus heard about
the first healing, and so knew of Jesus' reputation....
Bartimaeus Scripture - Mark 10:46
And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with
his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus,
the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.
Bartimeus in Hitchcock's Bible Names
son of the honorable
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