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(trahf' ih muhss) Personal name meaning, “nutritious.” Gentile Christian from Ephesus who accompanied Paul to Jerusalem for the presentation of the collection (Acts 20:4-5; Acts 21:29 ). Paul's free association with Trophimus led to the false charge that Paul had defiled the Temple by bringing a Gentile within the Court of Israel (Acts 21:19 ). The Trophimus whom Paul left in Miletus (2 Timothy 4:20 ) is either another Trophimus or else evidence for a second Roman imprisonment. (According to Acts, Paul did not pass by Miletus on his way to Rome).

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Trophimus'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​t/trophimus.html. 1991.
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