Definitions for TITUSˈtaɪ təs
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a Greek disciple and helper of Saint Paul
Titus, Titus Vespasianus Augustus, Titus Flavius Vespasianus(noun)
Emperor of Rome; son of Vespasian (39-81)
Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Titus, Epistle to Titus, Titus(noun)
a New Testament book containing Saint Paul's epistle to Titus; contains advice on pastoral matters
The seventeenth book of the New Testament of the Bible, the epistle to Titus.
An early Christian, the addressee of the said epistle.
Origin: Titus, a Roman and Sabine praenomen meaning 'honourable'.
Titus, was Roman Emperor from 79 to 81. A member of the Flavian dynasty, Titus succeeded his father Vespasian upon his death, thus becoming the first Roman Emperor to come to the throne after his own father. Prior to becoming Emperor, Titus gained renown as a military commander, serving under his father in Judaea during the First Jewish-Roman War. The campaign came to a brief halt with the death of emperor Nero in 68, launching Vespasian's bid for the imperial power during the Year of the Four Emperors. When Vespasian was declared Emperor on 1 July 69, Titus was left in charge of ending the Jewish rebellion. In 70, he besieged and captured Jerusalem, and destroyed the city and the Second Temple. For this achievement Titus was awarded a triumph; the Arch of Titus commemorates his victory to this day. Under the rule of his father, Titus gained notoriety in Rome serving as prefect of the Praetorian Guard, and for carrying on a controversial relationship with the Jewish queen Berenice. Despite concerns over his character, Titus ruled to great acclaim following the death of Vespasian in 79, and was considered a good emperor by Suetonius and other contemporary historians.
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a convert of St. Paul, a Greek by birth, appears to have accompanied St Paul on his last journey, and to have been with him at his death; Paul's Epistle to him was to instruct and encourage him during his ministry in Crete.
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