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Timothy was a close associate and disciple of the Apostle Paul, who was the young overseer at the Church in Ephesus. As a disciple of Jesus Christ in Lystra, Timothy was recruited to be a missionary by Paul during his visit there. Timothy was the recipient of two letters from Paul Timothy was also close with Silas.


Early Life

Timothy was born to a Greek man and a Jewish woman named Eunice and his grandmother was named Lois.At one point Lois and Eunice became believers, sometime when Timothy was young.[1] Timothy was taught in Old Testament Scripture from a very young age,[2] but it is not known whether he was raised in Judaism or Christianity.


  1. Acts 16:3, 2 Timothy 1:5 (Link)
  2. 2 Timothy 3:15 (Link)
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