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One of the people to whom Paul addressed the letter to Philemon (Phlm 1:2). Paul addresses Apphia as “our sister” in the same way he calls Timothy as “our brother.”
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APPHIA (PERSON) [Gk AApphia (ἈΑπφια)]. A Christian greeted in the salutation of the letter to Philemon (Phlm 2). While some have proposed that this woman’s name was spelled incorrectly in the aspirated form “Apphia” in Philemon, rather than the more familiar unaspirated Roman name “Appia,” copious documentation
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Apphia afʹē-ə, apʹfē-ə [GK. Apphia] (Philem. 2). A Christian of Colossae, probably the wife of Philemon; certainly a member of his household, greeted as “sister.” In the Greek Church. Nov. 22 is sacred to her memory. It has been supposed, since this Epistle concerns one household exclusively, that
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
APPHIA. A Christian woman in Colossae, one of the addressees of the book of Philemon, probably the wife of Philemon (q.v.). Apphia was a common female name in western Asia Minor, as inscriptions show.The Appian Way. HFV
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
APPHIA. Addressed in Phm. 2 in a manner suggesting that she was Philemon’s wife, and hostess to the Colossian church (but see *Philemon, Epistle to). rsv’s text ‘our sister’ is probably to be preferred to av’s ‘our beloved’. The name was common in W Asia and is probably native Phrygian. (See examples
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Catholic Bible Dictionary