Timotheus

Smith’s Bible Dictionary

“Timotheus ” means

  1. A "captain of the Ammonites," 1 Macc. 5:6 who was defeated on several occasions by Judas Maccabaeus, B.C. 164. 1 Macc. 5:6,11,34-44. He was probably a Greek adventurer.
  2. In 2 Macc. a leader named Timetheus 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.
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