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Timothy, St. Companion of Paul. According to Acts he was circumcised by Paul and accompanied him on his second missionary journey. His name is joined to Paul's at the head of seven of his letters. By tradition he was the first bishop of Ephesus and was martyred there on 22 Jan. 97.

The two Letters to Timothy are two of the Pastoral Epistles in the New Testament, professedly by Paul to his deputy Timothy in Ephesus.

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Timothy, Saint

Saint Timothy, d. c.100, early Christian, addressee of two books of the New Testament. The son of a Greek father and a Jewish mother, he was the friend and companion of St. Paul. He became first bishop of Ephesus and, according to tradition, was martyred there. He is also called Timotheus. Feast: Jan. 24.

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