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Very little is known about Theophilus as he is only mentioned in the bible twice, once in Luke and once in Acts. Theophilus is refered to as "most excellent Theophilus" [Luke 1:3] implying that he was a Roman official as this was a Roman title [1]. The name "Theophilus" means "Friend of God" [1] and was a common name.


Mentioned in:
  • Luke 1:3 - With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,
  • Acts 1:1 - In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach