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Timothy (tĭm'o-thy), honoring God. Called also Timotheus, A. V. An evangelist and helper of Paul. His father was a Greek and a heathen; his mother, Eunice, was a Jewess, and a woman of piety, as was also his grandmother, Lois, 2 Timothy 1:5, and by them he was early taught in the Scriptures of the Old Testament. 2 Timothy 3:15. Paul selected him as an assistant in his labors, and, to avoid the cavils of the Jews, had him circumcised. 1 Corinthians 9:20. He was left in charge of the church at Ephesus. 1 Timothy 4:12. A post-apostolic tradition makes him bishop of Ephesus.

Epistles of Paul to. These, with that to Titus, are commonly called the Pastoral Epistles, because they give directions about church work. First Timothy is supposed to have been written about the year 65, and contains special instructions respecting the qualifications and the duties of officers and other persons in the church. The second epistle was written a year or two later and while Paul was in constant expectation of martyrdom. 2 Timothy 4:6-8.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Timothy'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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