Definitions

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  • proper n. The addressee of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.
  • proper n. A male given name; rare in English.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek Θεόφιλος (Theophilos) "Love of God" or "Friend of God". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Brown, who professionally went by the name Theophilus, told the Chronicle in October that he moved to the Bay area during the 1950s in part because he needed to separate himself from artistic luminaries such as Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, and Willem de Kooning, with whom he socialized after World War II.

    The Seattle Times

  • Most excellent Theophilus. {d} The word Theophilus means a friend of

    Barnes New Testament Notes

  • In these verses, I. Theophilus is put in mind, and we in him, of St. Luke's gospel, which it will be of use for us to cast an eye upon before we enter upon the study of this book, that we may not only see how this begins where that breaks off, but that, as in water face answers to face, so do the acts of the apostles to the acts of their

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • The character of Theophilus is a rare example in which religious zeal has allowed, and perhaps magnified, the virtues of a heretic and a persecutor.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Theophilus aka Thelonius Kapps is the real deal - fresh, innovative and not afraid to draw from the past, citing Michael Jackson, The Smiths, Elvis Costello and KraftWerk as influences.

    Tamara Conniff: We Came for the Music: 10 Bands to Watch

  • He should not be called Theophilus (beloved of God) or Mnesitheus (mindful of God), or any of these names: if names are correctly given, his should have an opposite meaning.

    The CRATYLUS

  • He pressed the emperor to call Theophilus to a legal synod: but that obstinate persecutor alleged that he could not return without danger of his life.

    The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints January, February, March

  • He supposed the three other angels to be always waiting in the next room, ready to bear away the soul of his grandmother (who was bed-ridden), and that he had Luke for an angel because he was called Theophilus, after the friend for whom St. Luke had written his Gospel and the Acts of the

    The Ship of Stars

  • SOCRATES: He should not be called Theophilus (beloved of God) or

    Cratylus

  • Most exciting of all, is that they've put up a film clip of my "Theophilus" performance, which is my favorite of all.

    Archive 2007-10-01

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