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Timotheus


Timo’theus.

1. A “captain of the Ammonites,” 1 Macc. 5:6, who was defeated on several occasions by Judas Maccabæus, b.c. 164. 1 Macc. 5:6, 11, 34–44. He was probably a Greek adventurer.

2. In 2 Macc. a leader named Timotheus is mentioned as having taken part in the invasion of Nicanor, b.c. 166. 2 Macc. 8:30; 9:3.

3. The Greek name of Timothy. Acts 16:1; 17:14, etc.