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Bartimaeus was terribly down.
And so wretched was he that not even his name (which has left theologians confused till date) mattered- the bone of contention being the fact that Bartimaeus simply means Bar Timaeusi.e. Son of Timaeus. Apostle Mark’s description, which was in fact a repetition has left them even more puzzled. ‘Bartimaeus the Son of Timaeus’…
Blind, broke, rejected, relegated and overlooked by the society, as though he never even existed- his case was pathetic indeed!
Worse still, the general public permitted him no true or real identity, and rather preferred to tag him with three things, namely: his father’s name, his cloak (a kind of himation- which historians believe was symbolic of a death sentence), and his condition.
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