Tiberias to Timothy
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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.

Luke 3:1

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.

1Chronicles 18:8

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.

1Kings 16:21 - 22

Great son, fearfulness
Strong's #H8413

Tidal was the King of Goiim ("king of nations") at the time of Abraham. The Bible states He joined Elam's King Chedorlaomer and his military coalition that included the rulers of Eliasar and Shinar. Their goal was to overcome and plunder various peoples as they journeyed to punish five kings (two of which were the rulers of Sodom and Gomorrah) who had rebelled against Chedorlaomer after serving him for twelve years.

The war carried out in Genesis 14, which would ultimately draw in Abraham, is the first one recorded in Scripture.

Genesis 14:1, 9

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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)!

2Kings 15:29, 16:7, 10

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Strong's #H8616

Two men are named Tikvah in the Bible. The first was the father of Shallum who was the husband of the prophetess Huldah during the time of Judah's King Josiah. The second was the father of Jahzeiah who opposed Ezra's command for all those freed from captivity to divorce their foreign wives (see Ezra 10:15).

2Kings 22:14, Ezra 10:15

Gift, suspension
Strong's #H8436

Tilon, who was of the tribe of Judah, was the son of Shimon.

1Chronicles 4:20

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.

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

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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.

Judges 2:9

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.

Acts 6:5

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

Timothy's name is spelled Timotheus in several King James 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.

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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