Eunice (Bible)

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Depiction of Eunice and Timothy by Henry Lejeune.

According to the New Testament, Eunice was the mother of Timothy. Born into the Jewish faith, she and her mother Lois accepted Christianity.

She is mentioned only in 2 Timothy 1:5, where the author writes to Timothy, "I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well." (ESV) Many commentators have also connected Eunice to 2 Tim. 3:15, where Timothy is reminded "how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings". (ESV) Albert Barnes, for example, says, "The mother of Timothy was a pious Hebrewess, and regarded it as one of the duties of her religion to train her son in the careful knowledge of the word of God."[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barnes, Albert. "The Second Epistle of Paul To Timothy - Chapter 3 - Verse 15". Christian Classics Ethereal Library. Retrieved 25 October 2015.