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Timothy meaning

Τιμοθεος
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🔼The name Timothy in the Bible

There's only one Timothy (or rather: Timotheos) in the Bible. He is the son of Eunice and the grandson of Lois of Lystra (Acts 16:1), and one of the very first to have been raised Christian (2 Timothy 3:15).

Timothy is subsequently devout and faithful (Philippians 2:19-22) and dedicated to the kingdom of God and the gospel of Christ. The apostle Paul loves him and sees him as his son (1 Timothy 1:2 and 1:18), takes him under his wing (Acts 16:1-3) but leaves him as a very young evangelist at Berea (Acts 17:14), sends him to Thessalonica (1 Thessalonians 3:2) and the broader Macedonia (Acts 19:22). Two of Paul's letters to his young friend were immortalized as books of the Bible.

The name Timothy occurs 24 times in the New Testament; see full concordance.

🔼Etymology of the name Timothy

The name Timotheos (Timothy) was very common in the first century AD and it shows up all over the classics. It consists of two parts:

The first part of the name Timothy comes from the common noun τιμη (time), meaning value:

The final component of the name Timotheos is the word θεος (theos), meaning God or god:

🔼Timothy meaning

For a meaning of the name Timothy, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Revere God. Spiros Zodhiates' The Complete Word Study Dictionary New Testament reads Honoring God.

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