Trophimus (Trof´uh-muhs)

A Christian from Ephesus who, with Tychicus, joined Paul and others for the apostle’s final visit to Jerusalem (Acts 20:4-5). Asian Jews mistakenly accused Paul of taking Trophimus, a Gentile, into the Temple’s Court of Israel (Acts 21:29), thus provoking a mob disturbance that led to Paul’s arrest. According to (2Tim 4:20), Trophimus (the same man?) remained at Miletus because of illness.

Acts 20:4-5

4He was accompanied by Sopater son of Pyrrhus from Beroea, by Aristarchus and Secundus from Thessalonica, by Gaius from Derbe, and by Timothy, as well as by Tyc ... View more

Acts 21:29

29For they had previously seen Trophimus the Ephesian with him in the city, and they supposed that Paul had brought him into the temple.

2Tim 4:20

20Erastus remained in Corinth; Trophimus I left ill in Miletus.

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