Ti'mon (Τίμων, a common Greek name), the fourth named of the seven, commonly called "deacons", SEE DEACON, who were appointed to act as almoners on the occasion of complaints of partiality being raised by the Hellenistic Jews at Jerusalem (Ac 6:5). A.D. 29. Like his colleagues, Timon bears a Greek name, from which, taken together with the occasion of their appointment, it has been: inferred with much probability that the seven were themselves Hellenists. Nothing further is known of him with certainty; but in the Synopsis de Vita et Morte Prophetaruom, Apostoloruai, et Discipulorum Domini, ascribed to Dorotheus of Tyre (Bibl. Max. Patrum, 3, 149), we are informed that he was one of the "seventy-two" disciples (the catalogue of whom is a mere congeries of New-Test. names), and that he afterwards became bishop of Bostra (? "Bostra Arabum "), where he suffered martyrdom by fire.

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