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GREEK: 924 bartimaiov Bartimaios
NAVE: Bartimaeus
EBD: Bartimaeus
PORTRAITS: Bartimaeus
Barsabbas | Bartacus | Barter | Bartholomew | Bartholomew, Gospel Of | Bartimaeus | Bartimeus | Baruch | Baruch, Apocalypse Of | Baruch, Book Of | Barzillai


In Bible versions:

a man who was a blind beggar in Jericho and who received his sight
Arts Topics: Bartimaeus; Portraits of Bartimaeus


Strongs #924: bartimaiov Bartimaios

Bartimaeus = "son of Timaeus (or the unclean)"

1) a certain blind man

924 Bartimaios bar-tim-ah'-yos

of Chaldee origin (1247 and 2931); son of Timoeus (or the unclean);
Bar-timoeus, an Israelite:-Bartimaeus.
see HEBREW for 01247
see HEBREW for 02931

Bartimaeus [EBD]

son of Timaeus, one of the two blind beggars of Jericho (Mark 10:46; Matt. 20:30). His blindness was miraculously cured on the ground of his faith.

Bartimaeus [NAVE]

BARTIMAEUS, a blind man, Mark 10:46-52; Matt. 20:29-34; Luke 18:35-43.


(son of Timeus), a blind beggar of Jericho who, (Mark 10:46) ff., sat by the wayside begging as our Lord passed out of Jericho on his last journey to Jerusalem.


BARTIMAEUS - bar-ti-me'-us (Bartimaios): A hybrid word from Aramaic bar = "son," and Greek timaios = "honorable." For the improbability of the derivation from bar-tim'ai = "son of the unclean," and of the allegorical meaning = the Gentiles or spiritually blind, see Schmiedel in Encyclopedia Biblica. In Mk (10:46-52) Bartimeus is given as the name of a blind beggar, whose eyes Jesus Christ opened as He went out from Jericho on His last journey to Jerusalem. An almost identical account is given by Lk (18:35-43), except that the incident occurred "as he drew nigh unto Jericho," and the name of the blind man is not given. Again, according to Mt (20:29-34), "as they went out from Jericho" (like Mk) two blind men (unlike Mk and Lk) receive their sight. It is not absolutely impossible that two or even three events are recorded, but so close is the similarity of the three accounts that it is highly improbable. Regarding them as referring to the same event, it is easy to understand how the discrepancies arose in the passage of the story from mouth to mouth. The main incident is clear enough, and on purely historical grounds, the miracle cannot be denied. The discrepancies themselves are evidence of the wide currency of the story before our Gospels assumed their present form. It is only a most mechanical theory of inspiration that would demand their harmonization.

T. Rees

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