, meaning a foster-child
, was an Ephesian
who accompanied Paul
during a part of his third missionary
journey (Acts 20:4; 21:29). 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 Herod's Temple). 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.
See also Trophimus of Arles, ('Saint Trophime'), the first bishop and patron saint of Arles, 3rd century CE.