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Philip (brother of Herod)
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A name that appears sometimes in scholarship on the Gospels but not in the biblical text. “Herod Philip” likely reflects a conflation of two individuals:• Herod II (son of Herod the Great and Mariamme II), about whom we know virtually nothing (see Kokkinos, Herodian Dynasty, 223); andPhilip the Tetrarch (son of Herod the Great and Cleopatra of Jerusalem), who ruled over a portion of his father’s former kingdom.Only the latter appears in the New Testament (Mark 6:17; Matt 14:3; Luke 3:1).There is no extant historical record that attests to an individual in the Herodian dynasty with the double name “Herod Philip.” The confusion derives from conflicting accounts of Herodias’ marriage(s) found in Josephus and the Gospels of Mark and Matthew. Josephus consistently records that Herodias was married to Herod II (Antiquities 18.136), while the authors of Mark and Matthew record that she was married to Philip the Tetrarch and then to Herod Antipas (Mark 6:17; Matt 14:3). These conflicting records have led some scholars to harmonize the accounts (Hoehner, Herod Antipas, 136; Perowne, Later Herods, 20; also see Jensen, Herod Antipas, 44). Kokkinos suggests the possibility that Herodias was married first to Herod II, then to Philip the Tetrarch, and finally to Herod Antipas (Kokkinos, Herodian Dynasty, 237), but there is no historical evidence to support this view.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Herod Philip
Herod Philip (Ἡρῴδης Φίλιππος, Hērōdēs Philippos). A name that appears sometimes in scholarship on the Gospels but not in the biblical text. “Herod Philip” likely reflects a conflation of two individuals:• Herod II (son of Herod the Great and Mariamme II), about whom we know virtually nothing (see Kokkinos,
Philip the Tetrarch
Philip the Tetrarch Son of Herod the Great and Cleopatra of Jerusalem; half-brother of Herod Antipas and Herod Archelaus. Philip was tetrarch over a portion of his father’s former kingdom. He is sometimes confused with one of his half-brothers, Herod II (son of Herod the Great and Mariamme II).(For
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Herod Philip
HEROD PHILIP. A name some scholars have adopted for one of the sons of Herod the Great, who would have been Herodias’ first husband and, therefore, father of her daughter Salome. It is important to note that there is no single source attesting to a person by this name, and that the name is a scholarly
Philip (Person)
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
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
6. Herod Philip, the brother of Herod Antipas, and the first husband of Herodias (Mt. 14:3 par Mk. 6:17). See Herod V.B.2.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Philip
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)
Herod
Herod (hair´uhd), name of a family of Idumean origin with strong connections to the Roman government. Members of the family, under a variety of titles, governed Judea, Galilee, and adjacent areas from ca. 55 bce until near the close of the first century ce. The name “Herod” is Greek and originated with
Philip
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
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Philip
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
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
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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Philip
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
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
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