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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblical Literature
Theoph´ilus (lover of God), a person of distinction, to whom St. Luke inscribed his Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles (; ). The title given him, translated 'most excellent,' is the same which is given to governors of provinces, as Felix and Festus (; ); whence he is conceived by some to have been a civil magistrate in some high office.
Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Theophilus'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblical Literature". https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/kbe/t/theophilus.html.
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