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Tychicus

Greek: Τυχικός —transliteration: Tuchikos —meaning: fortuitous or chance

English pronunciation: TIE-kih-kus
Ancient Greek pronunciation (approximate): too-khee-KOOS or tikee-KOOS

This is the name of a Christian man of the Roman province Asia. He is called “the beloved brother and faithful servant in the Lord” (Ephesians 6:21 NASB) and “our beloved brother and faithful servant and fellow bond-servant in the Lord” (Colossians 4:7 NASB) (see: Ephesians 6:21-22).

With Trophimus, he accompanied Paul on a part of his journey from Macedonia to Jerusalem (Acts 20:4).

Tychicus accompanied the converted runaway slave and thief Onesimus back to his master Philemon with an explanatory letter from the Apostle Paul.

Tychicus’s name appears in 5 Scripture verses:

  1. Acts 20:4
  2. Ephesians 6:21
  3. Colossians 4:7
  4. 2 Timothy 4:12
  5. Titus 3:12

He is alluded to also in Colossians 4:7, Titus 3:12 and 2 Timothy 4:12 as having been with Paul at Rome, from where he sent him to Ephesus, probably for the purpose of building up and encouraging the Church there.

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Article Version: July 15, 2021