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Timothy was a fellow worker and traveling companion of the apostle Paul. The son of a Jewish woman and a Gentile (non-Jewish) man, he was brought up in the faith by his mother and grandmother, (shown in the picture; Acts 16:1; 2 Timothy 1:5, 3:15). Paul wanted to bring Timothy along with him after meeting him in Lystra, even having him circumcised to prevent tension with Jewish believers, and from there he became one of Paul’s dearest fellow workers. As they traveled together, Paul would often send Timothy to congregations in other cities to strengthen and encourage them in his absence. The letters of 1 and 2 Timothy show Paul’s instruction and care for Timothy as a young brother in the faith and shepherd for God’s people.

Date lived

1st century A.D.