Summary: Ptolemy was one of several physicians who, after the miraculous healing
of Arius in Caesarea, sought to question Yeshua about his methods. The physicians
offered to pay Yeshua to share his knowledge, but Yeshua refused their proposal and
proceeded to rebuke them for their corrupt motives and practices (Y:26:1-32).
And the physicians, counseling among themselves, turned to Arius and spoke unto him,
saying: “Take us then unto him, that we may hear and see for ourselves what manner
of man is come among us.”
So Arius took from the house of Asclepius a great many physicians who would see for
themselves the one which was come from Galilee.
And there went unto the Lord, Hippolytus of Samos, being foremost above all physicians
which were in Caesarea, even he which tended unto Claudia Procula, which was Pilate’s
And with him also were Polybius of Salinus, Ptolemy who was come from Alexandria,
Basilides and Leondidas which were both come from the city of Brundisium in Italy.