Robertson Word Pictures - 2 Timothy 1:15 - 1:15

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Are turned away from me (apestraphēsan me). Second aorist passive (still transitive here with me) of apostrephō, for which verb see note on Tit 1:14. For the accusative with these passive deponents see Robertson, Grammar, p. 484. It is not known to what incident Paul refers, whether the refusal of the Christians in the Roman province of Asia to help Paul on his arrest (or in response to an appeal from Rome) or whether the Asian Christians in Rome deserted Paul in the first stage of the trial (2Ti 4:16). Two of these Asian deserters are mentioned by name, perhaps for reasons known to Timothy. Nothing else is known of Phygelus and Hermogenes except this shameful item.