|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
Son of Timaeus, one of the two blind beggars of Jericho (Mark 10:46; Matthew 20:30). His blindness was miraculously cured on the ground of his faith.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
bar-ti-me'-us (Bartimaios): A hybrid word from Aramaic bar = "son," and Greek timaios = "honorable." For the improbability of the derivation from bar-tim'ai = "son of the unclean," and of the allegorical meaning = the Gentiles or spiritually blind, see Schmiedel in Encyclopedia Biblica. In Mark (Mark 10:46-52) Bartimeus is given as the name of a blind beggar, whose eyes Jesus Christ opened as He went out from Jericho on His last journey to Jerusalem. An almost identical account is given by Luke (Luke 18:35-4 3), except that the incident occurred "as he drew nigh unto Jericho," and the name of the blind man is not given. Again, according to Matthew (Matthew 20:29-34), "as they went out from Jericho" (like Mk) two blind men (unlike Mark and Luke) receive their sight. It is not absolutely impossible that two or even three events are recorded, but so close is the similarity of the three accounts that it is highly improbable. Regarding them as referring to the same event, it is easy to understand how the discrepancies arose in the passage of the story from mouth to mouth. The main incident is clear enough, and on purely historical grounds, the miracle cannot be denied. The discrepancies themselves are evidence of the wide currency of the story before our Gospels assumed their present form. It is only a most mechanical theory of inspiration that would demand their harmonization.
Bartimaeus (1 Occurrence)
Mark 10:46 They came to Jericho. As he went out from Jericho, with his disciples and a great multitude, the son of Timaeus, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the road. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS NIV)