Thebez to Thyatira
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Thebez
Whiteness, conspicuous
Strong's #H8405

Abimelech, one of Israel Judges, had himself declared the first human king over God's people. Near the end of his "reign" he attacks the city of Thebez. He dies at the hands of a woman who, after he had captured the city, dropped a huge millstone on his head!

References
Judges 9:50, 2Samuel 11:21

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Theophilus
Friend of God
Strong's #G2321

Luke's account of Jesus' life and ministry (Luke's gospel), as well as the events of the early Christian church (Book of Acts), were written as letters to a man name Theophilus.

References
Luke 1:3, Acts 1:1

Thessalonica
Read our dedicated article on this topic.

Theudas
God-given
Strong's #G2333

Theudas is referenced by Gamaliel in his admonishment regarding how the Sanhedrin should treat the apostles after arresting them. Theudas had initiated a rebellion against Rome that attracted about 400 men. He was eventually caught and killed, however, leading to his followers abandoning their cause.

Gamaliel's point was that the work of the apostles, if their efforts were not inspired by God, would come to naught like Theudas and his rebellion. If what they did had God's backing, however, then even the Sanhedrin would not be able to stop it. His wise advice to leave the disciples alone was not completely adopted, as the council had the apostles beaten before giving them their freedom.

References
Acts 5:36

Thimnathah
Portion
Strong's #H8553

Thimnathah was a city given to the tribe of Dan as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

References
Joshua 19:43

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Thomas
The twin
Strong's ##G2381

Thomas, one of Jesus' twelve apostles, is also called Didymus (the Greek equivalent of his name) in the King James New Tesament (John 11:16, 20:24, 21:2). Didymus means "double" or "two-fold" (Strong's #G1324).

The phrase "doubting Thomas" came from Thomas' initial resistance to believe in Jesus' resurrection from the dead.

References
Matthew 10:3, Mark 3:18, Luke 6:15, John 11:16, 14:5, 20:24 - 29, 21:1 - 2, Acts 1:13 - 14

Three Taverns
Three huts, three wooden walled buildings
Strong's #G5140, #G4999

Three Taverns was a city a short distance south of Rome on the Appian Way. The Apostle Paul, escourted to the capital as a prisoner during his fourth missionary journey, meets with fellow Christians in the city.

References
Acts 28:15

Thummim
Perfections or emblem of truth
Strong's #H8550

The Thummim, along with the Urim, were two objects the High Priest of Israel was commanded to carry when he wore his sacred clothes. Placed in a breastplate pouch that was over the priest's heart, the objects were used to determine God's will in important matters.

Please see our article on the Urim and Thummim.

References
Exodus 28:30, Leviticus 8:8, Numbers 27:21, Deuteronomy 33:8, 1Samuel 28:6, Ezra 2:63, Nehemiah 7:65

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Thyatira
Odor of affliction
Strong's #G2363

Thyatira was a city located in the western part of Asia Minor in the Roman province of Asia. It was one of the seven churches of Revelation that received a spiritual evaluation directly from Jesus Christ.

The Apostle Paul's first evangelistic convert in Europe was a woman named Lydia. She was a prosperous Thyatira-based businesswoman who sold purple dye.

Please see our article on Thyatira.

References
Acts 16:14, Revelation 1:11, 2:18, 24

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