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TIMON (tī'mŏn, Gr. Timōn). One of the seven chosen by the church in Jerusalem to relieve the apostles of having to look after the poor (Acts.6.5).

TIMON tī’ mən (Τίμων, G5511). One of the seven men chosen to relieve the apostles by looking after the poor in the Christian community in Jerusalem (Acts 6:5). The name is Gr., but it is probable that he was a Jew by birth, since Nicolaus alone of the seven is referred to as a proselyte.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

One of "the seven" chosen to relieve the apostles by attending to "the daily ministration" to the poor of the Christian community in Jerusalem (Ac 6:5). The name is Greek, but as Nicolaus is distinguished from the remaining six as a proselyte, Timon and the others were probably Jews by birth.

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