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Bible Names N-Z: Tychicus


Tychicus in Easton's Bible Dictionary chance, an Asiatic Christian, a "faithful minister in the Lord" (Eph. 6:21, 22), who, with Trophimus, accompanied Paul on a part of his journey from Macedonia to Jerusalem (Acts 20:4). He is alluded to also in Col. 4:7, Titus 3:12, and 2 Tim. 4:12 as having been with Paul at Rome, whence he sent him to Ephesus, probably for the purpose of building up and encouraging the church there.

Tychicus in Fausset's Bible Dictionary Acts 20:4. Paul's companion and fellow labourer in the gospel (Acts 20:4); accompanied him in part on his return journey from the third missionary circuit; "of Asia." Trophimus went forward with Paul to Jerusalem (Acts 21:29), but Tychicus stayed behind in Asia, perhaps at Miletus (Acts 20:15; Acts 20:38). With Paul again in his first Roman imprisonment: Colossians 4:7-8, "a (Greek the, the article marks that Tychicus was well known to them) beloved (in relation to the Christian community) brother and a faithful minister (in missionary services) and fellow servant in the Lord (in serving the same Master)." Paul marks his high sense of the faithful and sympathetic character of Tychicus by his commission: "whom I have sent ... that he might know your estate (rather as the Sinaiticus, Vaticanus, and Alexandrinus manuscripts 'that YE may know OUR state,' compare Colossians 4:7; Ephesians 6:22) and comfort your hearts," distressed by my imprisonment as well as by your own trials. Tychicus, being an Asiatic himself, fitly carried both the epistles to the Asiatic Ephesians and Colossians, and Philemon; but was not a Colossian as Onesimus, for of the latter alone Paul says "who is one of you" (Colossians 4:9). If the epistle to the Ephesians be a circular letter Tychicus (the only person alluded to throughout the epistle) would be a fit person to see it read. In Titus 3:12 Paul proposes to send Artonus or Tychicus (from Corinth or else Ephesus, where Tychicus was with Paul) to take Titus' place (which his past services to Paul in the neighbouring Asia qualified him for) at Crete, and so to set Titus free to join Paul at Nicopolis. In 2 Timothy 4:12, in his second Roman imprisonment, Paul says "Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus," implying "I need one profitable for the ministry; I had one in Tychicus, but he is gone" (Ellicott). Others make Paul send Tychicus ("I am herewith sending Tychicus to Ephesus") to take Timothy's place there as president of the church. Tradition made Tychicus subsequently bishop of Chalcedon. Some make Tychicus the first "brother" in 2 Corinthians 8:16-24, and Trophimus the other. Luke seems more probably the former, as "his praise in the Gospel" as Paul's companion was "throughout all the churches." If Tychicus be meant, remarkable integrity will be among his prominent graces.

Tychicus in Hitchcock's Bible Names casual; by chance

Tychicus in Naves Topical Bible -(An Asian companion of Paul) -Accompanies Paul from Greece to Asia Ac 20:4 -With Paul in Nicopolis Tit 3:12 -With Paul in Rome, with postscripts to Ephesians and Colossians Eph 6:21,22; Col 4:7,8 -Paul's amanuensis (copyist) in writing to the Ephesians and Colossians, see the postscripts to Ephesians and Colossians -Sent to Ephesus Eph 6:21,22; 2Ti 4:12 -Sent to Colossae Col 4:7,8

Tychicus in Smiths Bible Dictionary (fateful) and Troph'imus (nutritious), companions of St. Paul on some of his journeys, are mentioned as natives of Asia. Ac 20:4; 21:29; 2Ti 4:20 (A.D. 54-64.) There is much probability in the conjecture that Tychicus and Trophimus were the two brethren who were associated with Titus. 2Co 8:16-24 in conducting the business of the collection for the poor Christians in Judea.

Tychicus in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE tik'-i-kus (Tuchikos, lit. "chance"): Mentioned 5 times in the New Testament (Acts 20:4; Eph 6:21; Col 4:7; 2 Tim 4:12; Tit 3:12); an Asiatic Christian, a friend and companion of the apostle Paul. (1) In the first of these passages his name occurs as one of a company of the friends of Paul. The apostle, at the close of his 3rd missionary journey, was returning from Greece through Macedonia into Asia, with a view to go to Jerusalem. This journey proved to be the last which he made, before his apprehension and imprisonment. It was felt, both by himself and by his friends, that this journey was a specially important one. He was on his way to Jerusalem, "bound in the spirit" (Acts 20:22). But another cause which gave it particular importance was that he and his friends were carrying the money which had been collected for several years previous in the churches of the Gentiles, for the help of the poor members of the church in Jerusalem (Acts 24:17). No fewer than eight of his intimate friends companied him into Asia, and one of these was Tychicus Luke uses the word "Asian" (English Versions of the Bible "of Asia," Acts 20:4) to describe Tychicus. He was with Paul at Troas, and evidently journeyed with him, as one of "Paul's company" (Acts 21:8 the King James Version), all the way to Jerusalem...

Tychicus in Wikipedia In Christianity, Tychicus was a biblical disciple (one of seventy disciples) and companion of Paul of Tarsus. "He was a native of the Roman province of Asia (Acts of Apostles 20:4), born, probably, at Ephesus. About his conversion nothing is known."[1] From Acts 20 we learn that Tychicus joined Paul towards the end of his third missionary journey from Corinth through Macedonia and Asia Minor to Jerusalem remaining with the Apostle to the final point of the journey...

Tychicus 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.

Tychicus Scripture - Colossians 4:18 The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace [be] with you. Amen. <[Written from Rome to Colossians by Tychicus and Onesimus.]>

Tychicus Scripture - Ephesians 6:24 Grace [be] with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen. <[To [the] Ephesians written from Rome, by Tychicus.]>

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