Philip the Apostle
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One of Jesus’ twelve disciples and later an apostle (Matt 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:14; John 1:43; Acts 1:13).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
PHILIP (PERSON) [Gk Philippos (Φιλιππος)]. 1. Philip II, King of Macedonia (359–336 b.c.) and father of Alexander the Great (1 Macc 1:1, 6:2). Philip began his political career as the regent for the infant son of his dead brother Perdiccas III, but he soon displaced his nephew and became king instead.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Philip. 1. Apostle whose name is placed fifth in each of the lists of the 12 after the two pairs of brothers, Simon Peter and Andrew, and James and John (Mt 10:3; Mk 3:18; Lk 6:14). John says that when John the Baptist bore witness to Jesus with the words, “Behold, the Lamb of God!”, two of his disciples
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Philip The Apostle
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
PHILIP1. Apostle whose name is placed fifth in each of the lists of the twelve after the two pairs of brothers, Simon Peter and Andrew, and James and John (Mt 10:3; Mk 3:18; Lk 6:14). John says that when John the Baptist bore witness to Jesus with the words, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” two of his disciples
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Philip (fil´ip).1 Philip II, king of Macedonia (359–336 bce) and father of Alexander the Great (1 Macc. 1:1; 6:2). He unified Macedonia and was a major proponent of Hellenistic culture. See also Alexander; Macedonia.2 Philip V, king of Macedonia (220–179 bce), mentioned in 1 Macc. 8:5. He was decisively
twelve, the, a group chosen by Jesus to accompany him and share his ministry. The twelve are listed in four different places in the nt, but the lists show some variance (Matt. 10:2–4; Mark 3:16–19; Luke 6:13–16; Acts 1:13–14; cf. John 6:70). The most significant difference is that Matthew and Mark both
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
PHILIP. Four men bear this name (“lover of horses”) in the NT.1. Philip the tetrarch, brother of Herod Antipas and ruler of Ituraea and Trachonitis (Lk 3:1). He was son of Herod the Great by his fifth wife Cleopatra of Jerusalem. Appointed by Augustus, he reigned for 37 years (4 b.c.–a.d. 34). Josephus
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
PHILIP (Gk. philippos, ‘horse-lover’). There are 4 characters of this name known to the NT writers.1. A son of Herod the Great and Mariamne, the daughter of Simon the high priest. For a time he was next in succession to Antipater (Jos., Ant. 17.53), but this arrangement was revoked by later wills, and
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Philip (Gk. Phɩ́lippos)1. Philip II, king of Macedon (359–336 b.c.e.). The father of Alexander the Great (1 Macc. 1:1), he was assassinated before embarking on a military expedition against Persia (Josephus Ant. 11.304–305). He unified Macedonia, adopted Greek culture, and dominated Greece through the
Twelve, theThe central circle of Jesus’ disciples, whom he called to be apostles. The term “the Twelve” appears in all four Gospels (even after the death of Judas at John 20:24; cf. Luke 24:9). Lists of the Twelve in the Synoptic Gospels and Acts agree on the number but not entirely on their names (Matt.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Twelve, the (Gk. hoi dó̄deka). The central circle of Jesus’ disciples, whom he called to be apostles. The term “the Twelve” appears in all four Gospels (even after the death of Judas at John 20:24; cf. Luke 24:9). Lists of the Twelve in the Synoptic Gospels and Acts agree on the number but not entirely
Catholic Bible Dictionary
PHILIP The name of six men in the Bible.1. One of the twelve apostles. He is mentioned in Acts 1:13 and in John 1:43–51, which says he came from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Jesus called Philip to join him with the words, “Follow me.” Philip then brought Nathaniel to Jesus, convinced that
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Philip (1504–67), Landgraf of Hesse. He was the ablest of the German princes who supported M. *Luther. Declared of age in 1518, he led the suppression of the *Peasants’ War (1525) and, though there seems to have been no popular sympathy for it, determined to introduce the Reformation into Hesse. In 1527