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Titus

A Gentile, he became one of Paul's missionary companions. He is mentioned only in Galatians, 2 Corinthians, and the Pastoral epistles. It is unlikely that he is the same as [[Titius Justus]] in Acts 18:7; W.M. Ramsay made the guess that he might not have been named in Acts because he was Luke's brother. On Paul's second visit to Jerusalem he took Titus with him, and the fact that he did not have to be circumcised was an important point of principle in the acceptance of the Gentiles. In 2 Corinthians he is shown as Paul's emissary to deal with strained relationships between the apostle and the church at Corinth. He seems to have had a more robust character than Timothy* (2 Cor. 7:14f.), and he was sent back to Corinth to supervise the taking of the collection. The epistle to Titus shows that he was sent by Paul to Crete to supervise the work there (Titus 1:5f.). He had to rejoin Paul at Nicopolis (Titus 3:12) and it was perhaps from there that he was sent to Dalmatia (2 Tim. 4:10). H