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Holman Bible Dictionary
(trahf' ih muhss) Personal name meaning, “nutritious.” Gentile Christian from Ephesus who accompanied Paul to Jerusalem for the presentation of the collection (Acts 20:4-5
; Acts 21:29
). Paul's free association with Trophimus led to the false charge that Paul had defiled the Temple by bringing a Gentile within the Court of Israel (Acts 21:19
). The Trophimus whom Paul left in Miletus (2 Timothy 4:20
) is either another Trophimus or else evidence for a second Roman imprisonment. (According to Acts, Paul did not pass by Miletus on his way to Rome).
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Trophimus'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/t/trophimus.html. 1991.