🔼The name Timaeus: Summary
- Highly Prized
- From the noun τιμη (time), value.
🔼The name Timaeus in the Bible
The name Timaeus occurs only once in the Bible, and that in the curiously redundant statement that Timaeus was the father of Bartimaeus, whose name means exactly that: Son Of Timaeus (Mark 10:46).
🔼Etymology of the name Timaeus
The Greek name Timaeus comes from the word τιμη (time), meaning value:
The noun τιμη (time) describes something that is dear, valuable or honorable. It stems from the verb τιω (tio), to honor, revere, prize highly or simply: to value or price. Both this verb and its noun speak of an intimate knowledge of the thing assessed, and an intimate knowledge of the item's usefulness relative to the economy at large.
For a meaning of the name Timaeus, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List, and Liddell and Scot (A Greek-English Lexicon) read Highly Prized.