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Bible Names N-Z: Trophimus


Trophimus in Easton's Bible Dictionary a foster-child, an Ephesian who accompanied Paul during a part of his third missionary journey (Acts 20:4; 21:29). He was with Paul in Jerusalem, and the Jews, supposing that the apostle had brought him with him into the temple, raised a tumult which resulted in Paul's imprisonment. (See TEMPLE, HEROD'S have I left at Miletum sick" (2 Tim. 4:20). This must refer to some event not noticed in the Acts.

Trophimus in Fausset's Bible Dictionary Paul's companion, a Gentile of Ephesus (Acts 21:29). Accompanied him on his return from his third missionary journey through Asia to Jerusalem. While Tychicus, his associate, a fellow Asiatic, was left behind on the route (Acts 20:4) Trophimus went forward with Paul. The Jews raised a tumult supposing Paul had introduced Trophimus a Gentile convert into the temple. Paul left Trophimus sick at Miletus just before his own second Roman imprisonment (2 Timothy 4:12; 2 Timothy 4:20). Trophimus was probably one of the two brethren who with Titus carried the Second Epistle to the Corinthians (2 Corinthians 8:16-24, especially 2 Corinthians 8:22, since 2 Corinthians 8:18 refers to Luke). Trophimus was probably the brother sent before with Titus (2 Corinthians 12:18), and therefore must have been sent from Ephesus; he was moreover an Ephesian. A Gentile like Titus. Connected with Paul in the mission of collecting for the poor in Judaea; he was moreover with Paul on his return from this very visit to Corinth. Tradition makes him beheaded by Nero.

Trophimus in Hitchcock's Bible Names well educated; well brought up

Trophimus in Naves Topical Bible -(From Ephesus, a companion of Paul) -Accompanies Paul from Greece to Asia Ac 20:4 -With Paul in Jerusalem; made the occasion of an attack on Paul Ac 21:27-30 -Left ill at Miletus 2Ti 4:20

Trophimus in Smiths Bible Dictionary (nutritious). Both Trophimus and Tychicus accompanied Paul from Macedonia as far as Asia, but Tychicus seems to have remained there, while Trophimus proceeded with the apostle to Jerusalem. (A.D. 54.) There he was the innocent cause of the tumult in which St. Paul was apprehended. Ac 21:27-29 From this passage we learn two new facts, viz. that Trophimus was a Gentile, and that he was a native of Trophimus was probably one brethren who, with Titus, conveyed the second Epistle to the Corinthians. 2Co 8:16-24 [TYCHICUS]

Trophimus in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE trof'-i-mus (Trophimos, literally, "a foster child" (Acts 20:4; 21:29; 2 Tim 4:20)): An Asiatic Christian, a friend and companion-in-travel of the apostle Paul. 1. An Ephesian: In the first of the three passages in which Trophimus is mentioned, he and Tychicus are called Asianoi, that is, natives of the Roman province of Asia; and making it still more definite, in Acts 21:29, he is termed an "Ephesian." Trophimus was one of eight friends, who accompanied Paul at the close of his 3rd missionary journey, and traveled with him from Greece through Macedonia into Asia, and onward by sea until Jerusalem was reached (see TYCHICUS). Trophimus went with Paul all the way, for, in the second of the passages referred to, he is mentioned as being with Paul in Jerusalem immediately on the close of this journey. 2. Cause of Paul's Arrest: He was the innocent cause of Paul being assaulted, in the courts of the temple by the Jewish mob, and then of his being arrested and imprisoned by the Romans. The occasion of this outrage was that the Jews supposed that Paul had "brought Greeks also into the temple, and .... defiled this holy place" (Acts 21:28). The modicum of fact lying at the root of this false accusation was that they had seen Paul and Trophimus in each other's company in the city. On this slender basis "they supposed" that Paul had brought Trophimus past the barrier or middle wall of partition (Eph 2:14; see PARTITION), beyond which no Gentile was allowed to penetrate on pain of death. They supposed that Trophimus who was neither a Jew nor a proselyte, but Gentile Christian, had been introduced into the temple itself by Paul--which would have been profanation. Hence, their fury against the apostle...

Trophimus in Wikipedia Trophimus, meaning a foster-child, was an Ephesian who accompanied Paul during a part of his third missionary journey (Acts 20:4; 21:29). He was with Paul in Jerusalem, and the Jews, supposing that the apostle had brought him with him into the temple, raised a tumult which resulted in Paul’s imprisonment. (See Herod's Temple). In writing to Timothy, the apostle says, “Trophimus have I left at Miletus sick” (2 Tim. 4:20). This must refer to some event not noticed in the Acts.

Trophimus Scripture - 2 Timothy 4:20 Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick.

Trophimus Scripture - Acts 20:4 And there accompanied him into Asia Sopater of Berea; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timotheus; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus.

Trophimus Scripture - Acts 21:29 (For they had seen before with him in the city Trophimus an Ephesian, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple.)

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