Timotheus ( ancient Greek Τιμόθεος Timótheos ; * in Lystra near Konya in today's Turkey ; † around 97 in Ephesus ) was a collaborator of the apostle Paul .
Timothy was the son of a Greek ( Acts 16.1 EU ) and the Jewess Eunike ( 2 Tim 1.5 EU ) who had come to the Christian faith . According to reports from the Acts of the Apostles and Paul's letters , he accompanied Paul on his missionary trips after he had discovered him in his hometown and taken him with him. The Acts of the Apostles also reports that Paul had the circumcision performed on Timothy ( Acts 16 : 3 EU ).
According to later tradition, Timothy became the first bishop of Ephesus and was martyred there .
The name means something like “Fear God” or “Honor God” (Greek).
- Catholic: January 26th ( Obligatory Day of Remembrance in the General Roman Calendar , shared with Titus ). The peasant rule for this day is: Timothy breaks the ice - if he doesn't have one, he makes one.
- Anglican: January 26th
- Orthodox: January 22nd
Timothy is the patron saint of those suffering from stomach problems , based on 1 Tim 5:23 EU .
Timothy is often represented with a club and stone.
- Timotheuskirche (A list of churches with this name)
- 1. Paul's letter to Timothy
- 2. Paul's letter to Timothy
- Hermann von Lips: Timotheus and Titus: On the way for Paul. Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, Leipzig 2008, ISBN 978-3-374-02621-0 .
- Klaus-Gunther Wesseling : Timotheus. In: Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL). Volume 12, Bautz, Herzberg 1997, ISBN 3-88309-068-9 , Sp. 136-143.
- ↑ Eusebius of Caesarea : Historia ecclesiastica III, 4.5; Acta Timothei , edited by Hermann Usener (1877)
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Disciple of the Apostle Paul|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1st century|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Lystra , Konya|
|DATE OF DEATH||at 97|
|Place of death||Ephesus|