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Meaning: a foster-child
He was with Paul in Jerusalem, and the Jews, supposing that the apostle had brought him with him into the temple, raised a tumult which resulted in Paul's imprisonment. (See Temple, Herod's.) In writing to Timothy, the apostle says, “Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick” (2 Tim. 4:20). This must refer to some event not noticed in the Acts.