Bible Names A-G : Bartimaeus


Bartimaeus in Wikipedia Each of the three synoptic gospels tells of Jesus healing the blind near Jericho, as he passed through that town, shortly before his passion. Mark 10:46-52 tells only of a man named Bartimaeus (literally "Son of Timaeus") being present, as Jesus left Jericho, making him one of the few named people to be miraculously cured by Jesus. Matthew 20:29-34 is a similar account of two blind men being healed outside of Jericho, but gives no names. Luke 18:35-43 also tells of two unnamed blind men, but seems to place the event instead as when Jesus approached Jericho. These men together would be the second of two healings of blind men on Jesus' journey from the start of his travels from Bethsaida (in Mark 8:22-26 ) to Jerusalem, via Jericho.[1] It is possible, though not certain, that Bartimaeus heard about the first healing, and so knew of Jesus' reputation.[2]...