This name derives from the Aramaic Semitic-Greek hybrid “bar- Tímaios (Τίμαιος) Bartímai'os (Βαρτίμαι'oß)”, meaning “son of Timaios, son of Thimaeus ", a certain blind man, a beggar. The Gospel of Mark tells of the cure of a man named Bartimaeus healed by Jesus as he is leaving Jericho. The Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Luke include different versions of this story. Some scholars see this to confirm a reference to a historical person; however, other scholars see a special significance of the story in the figurative reference to Plato's Thimaeus who delivers Plato's most important cosmological and theological treatise, involving sight as the foundation of knowledge. 1) The Bartimaeus Sequence is a series of children's novels of alternate history, fantasy and magic. It was written by Jonathan Stroud and consists of a trilogy published from 2003 to 2005 and a prequel novel published in 2010. 2) Bartemius "Barty" Crouch Senior is a character in the series of Harry Potter books, written by J. K. Rowling. The character appears only in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.