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A member of the church in Colossae. Paul addresses him as “our fellow soldier” (Phlm 2 ESV). He may have been a member of Philemon’s household and might have held an official position in the church (Col 4:17).
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ARCHIPPUS (PERSON) [Gk Archippos (Ἀρχιππος)]. A Christian greeted in the salutation of the letter to Philemon, identified as a “fellow soldier” of Paul (Philemon 2), and as one urged to fulfill the “ministry” (diakonia) he had received in the Lord (Col 4:17). Since Archippus is mentioned immediately
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Archippus är-kipʹəs [GK. Archippos] (Col. 4:17; Philem. 2). Probably a member of Philemon’s family circle who held some official position in the church. He is addressed by Paul as “our fellow soldier” (Philem. 2). The tradition that he was one of the seventy disciples, became bishop of Laodicea, and
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ARCHIPPUS. Mentioned twice in the NT (Col 4:17; Phm 2). In Colossians, Archippus is urged to take heed to his ministry. Paul is here perhaps commending Archippus for past service and encouraging him for future tasks, with no thought of a rebuke. In Philemon, Paul greets Archippus after Philemon and Apphia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ARCHIPPUS. ‘Fellow soldier’ of Paul and Timothy (Phm. 2); the phrase implies previous service together (cf. Phil. 2:25). He is addressed with Philemon and Apphia in a manner suggesting that he may have been their son. This does not necessarily exclude the early suggestion (cf. Theodore of Mopsuestia,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Catholic Bible Dictionary