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Depiction of Eunice and Timothy by Henry Lejeune.

The New Testament says Eunice was the mother of Timothy. She was born as a Jew. She and her mother Lois later accepted Christianity.

She is only mentioned in 2 Timothy 1:5, in which 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 people who have commented on Eunice have also connected Eunice to 2 Tim. 3:15, where Timothy is reminded "how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings". For example, (ESV) Albert Barnes 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."

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