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Timotheus

Timotheus [H] [S]

the Greek form of the name of Timothy ( Acts 16:1 , etc.; the RSV always "Timothy").

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Timotheus". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Timotheus [E] [S]

honor of God; valued of God
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Timotheus'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Timotheus. [E] [H]

  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. ( Acts 16:1 ; 17:14 ) etc.

[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Timotheus'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

TIMOTHEUS

ti-mo'-the-us (Timotheos):

(1) A leader of the children of Ammon who was on several occasions severely defeated by Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc 5:6,34; 2 Macc 8:30; 9:3; 10:24; 19:2,18) 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. 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 commander.

(2) See next article.

S. Angus


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'TIMOTHEUS'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.