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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Ti´tus, a Christian teacher, and companion and fellow-laborer of St. Paul. He was of Greek origin, but was converted by the apostle, who therefore calls him his own son in the faith (; ). He was one of the persons sent by the church of Antioch to Jerusalem to consult the apostles, and it was not judged necessary that he should receive circumcision (; ). After a time we find him in company with Paul at Ephesus, whence he was sent to Corinth (), where he was well received, discharged with discretion the task confided to him, and declined to suffer the church to defray his expenses (, sq.; 12:18). He then proceeded to Macedonia, and at Philippi rejoined his master, who had vainly been expecting him at Troas (; ). He was then employed by Paul in preparing the collection for the poor saints in Judaea, and, as an incident of this mission, became the bearer of the second epistle to the Corinthians (; ). On a subsequent journey, Titus was left by the apostle in Crete, to establish and regulate the churches in that island (), and he was still there when he received the epistle from St. Paul which bears his name (). He is therein desired to join the apostle at Nicopolis; and it is presumed that he did so, and afterwards accompanied him in his last journey to Rome, whence he was sent into Dalmatia (). Tradition states that Titus eventually returned to Crete, and died there at an advanced age.





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Titus'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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