Definition of Theophilus
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Theophilus Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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lover of god, a christian, probably a roman, to whom luke dedicated both his gospel (luke 1:3) and the acts of the apostles (1:1). nothing beyond this is known of him. from the fact that luke applies to him the title "most excellent", the same title paul uses in addressing felix (acts 23:26; 24:3) and festus (26:25), it has been concluded that theophilus was a person of rank, perhaps a roman officer.
friend of god
Theophilus Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Theophilus is a male given name with a range of alternative spellings. Its origin is the Greek word Θεόφιλος from θεός (God) and φιλία (love or affection) can be translated as "Love of God" or "Friend of God", i.e., it is a theophoric name, synonymous with the name Amadeus which originates from Latin. Theophilus may refer to:
- Theophilus Clarke, English painter
- Theophilus Presbyter (1070–1125), Benedictine monk, and author of the best-known medieval "how-to" guide to several arts, including oil painting — thought to be a pseudonym of Roger of Helmarshausen
- Teófilo Braga (1843–1924), Portuguese writer, playwright, and politician
- Theophilus Cibber (1703–1758), English actor, playwright, author, son of the actor-manager Colley Cibber
- Theophilos Hatzimihail (ca. 1870–1934), Greek folk painter from Lesbos
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791), composer whose baptismal name was Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus
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Theophilus Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
lover of God, a Christian, probably a Roman, to whom Luke dedicated both his Gospel (Luke 1:3) and the Acts of the Apostles (1:1). Nothing beyond this is known of him. From the fact that Luke applies to him the title "most excellent", the same title Paul uses in addressing Felix (Acts 23:26; 24:3) and Festus (26:25), it has been concluded that Theophilus was a person of rank, perhaps a Roman officer.
Smith's Bible Dictionary
(friend of God) the person to whom St. Luke inscribes his Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. (Luke 1:3; Acts 1:1) From the honorable epithet applied to him in (Luke 1:3) it has been argued with much probability that he was a person in high official position. All that can be conjectured with any degree of safety concerning him comes to this, that he was a Gentile of rank and consideration who came under the influence of St. Luke or under that of St. Paul at Rome, and was converted to the Christian faith.
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
friend of GodHitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About