Thebez to Timothy
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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
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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 KJV 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

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 who was a prosperous Thyatira-based businesswoman who sold purple dye.

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

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Tiberias
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Tiberius
From the Tiber (as a river god)
Strong's #G5086

Tiberius Caesar ruled the Roman Empire when John the Baptist began his public ministry. Tiberius' reign began in 14 A.D. and ended in 37 A.D.

References
Luke 3:1

Tibhath
Extension, slaughter
Strong's #H2880

Tibhath was the city from which King David took bronze (brass) as a spoil of war. His son King Solomon would later use the bronze for Jerusalem's temple.

References
1Chronicles 18:8

Tibni
Strawy, intelligent
Strong's #H8402

Tibni, after the death of Israel's King Zimri in 885 B.C., ruled half of the Kingdom of Israel while Omri ruled the other half. Tibni's rule lasted only until 880, after which Omri was Israel's sole ruler.

References
1Kings 16:21 - 22

Tiglathpileser
Thou will uncover the wonderful bond
Strong's #H8407

Tiglath-pileser III (also referred to as Pul in the Old Testament) was king of the mighty Assyrian Empire from 745 to 727 B.C. His power was such that Israel's King Menahem paid him 1,000 talents of silver to keep him from attacking the northern kingdom (2Kings 15:19 - 20)!

References
2Kings 15:29, 16:7, 10

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Tigris
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Timnah
Restrained
Strong's #H8555

Timnah was the name of one of the eleven "dukes" or princes of Edom.

Timnah was also the name of a city given to the tribe of Dan as an inheritance in the Promised Land. The city was invaded and repopulated by the Philistines during the reign of Judah's King Ahaz.

References
Genesis 36:40, Joshua 15:10, 57, 1Chronicles 1:51, 2Chronicles 28:18

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Timnathheres
Portion of the sun
Strong's #H8556

Timnathheres was a city given to Joshua as an inheritance in the Promised Land. It is also the place where he is buried.

References
Judges 2:9

Timon
Valuable, honorable
Strong's #G5096

Timon was one of the first seven men, selected by the early church, to handle the daily distribution of food to the poor saints in Jerusalem. These men are commonly referred to as the New Testament's first deacons.

References
Acts 6:5

Timothy (Timotheus)
Honoring God, dear to God
Strong's #G5095

Timothy's name is spelled Timotheus in several KJV New Testament verses. Timothy was born c. 17 A.D. in Lystra to a father who was a Gentile but a mother who was a Jewess (Acts 16:1).

Timothy first meets Paul during his second missionary journey visit to Lystra. When they meet, the apostle is about forty-eight years old while Tim is about thirty-three.

Please see our article dedicated to the life and ministry of Timothy for more information.

References
Acts 16 to 20, 1Thessalonians 1, 3, 2Thessalonians 1, 1Corinthians 4, 16, 2Corinthians 1, Romans 16, Hebrews 13, Philippians 1, 2, Colossians 1, Philemon 1, 1Timothy 1, 6, 2Timothy 1

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